Appropriate use of opioids: TGA’s Communication and education workshop
Painaustralia was pleased to particpate in the TGA’s workshop that brought together major clinical and consumer stakeholders to discuss a coordinated approach to communication and education on the reforms to the regulation of prescrption opioids.
The goals of the workshop were to:
Understand the behaviour changes by prescribers and patients that were being sought by the change in regulation.
Understand current communication and education activities
Identify potential targeted activities which can be proposed for funding by government in the short and longer term to achieve a reduction in opioid harms and misuse of opioids, while continue to maintain access to patients with a clinical need.
Painaustralia will continue to work closely with the TGA to inform the ongoing development of this important work.