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The impact of Victoria’s real time prescription monitoring system (SafeScript) on a cohort of people who inject drugs

Malcolm Dobbin
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50956
Published online: 15 March 2021

To the Editor: Fetene and colleagues1 describe refusal to prescribe or dispense prescriptions to some of their study cohort of people who inject drugs (PWIDs) and concern that their mental health treatment needs may not be met due to SafeScript, Victoria’s real time prescription monitoring system. SafeScript is a live electronic database providing information about the prescribing and dispensing of monitored medicines to each patient, instantly available in real time on a prescriber’s or pharmacist’s desktop (https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/safescript).

  • Malcolm Dobbin

  • Department of Health, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC


Competing interests:

I am an employee of the Department of Health, Victoria, where I was involved in the development and implementation of SafeScript (Victoria's real‐time prescription monitoring system), the subject of this letter.

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