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The hidden issues of anticipatory medications in community palliative care

Gerard F Gill
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (8): 450-451. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00805
Published online: 20 October 2014

To the Editor: I support reform for providing anticipatory palliative care medication under Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) arrangements, as identified by O'Connor et al.1 There is merit in providing emergency and anticipatory medications under PBS prescriber bag supply arrangements to community-based palliative care.

  • Gerard F Gill

  • Deakin University, Geelong, VIC.

Correspondence: gerard.gill@deakin.edu.au

Competing interests:

Margaret O'Connor is my sister-in-law. She retired in June 2014 and gains no benefit from my endorsement of her letter to the Journal.1

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