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Trials and tribulations in the removal of dextropropoxyphene from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods

Nick A Buckley and Thomas A Faunce
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 257-260. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10040
  • Nick A Buckley1
  • Thomas A Faunce2

  • 1 Medical Professorial Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital Clinical School, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and ANU College of Law, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: n.buckley@unsw.edu.au

Competing interests:

Nick Buckley was an expert witness at the AAT appeal against the delisting of dextropropoxyphene; he is also a member of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines and the Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Australian Medicines Handbook.

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