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19 Oct 2017

Codeine can actually cause headaches, making it even more ineffective as an over-the-counter pain medication, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 19 Oct 2017

07 Oct 2017

At low doses, codeine is ineffective, and at high doses, it's addictive, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says, and its use must be carefully monitored.

Published: 07 Oct 2017

10 Aug 2017

With deaths and illnesses from codeine use in Australia increasing, the AMA supports the TGA's decision to make the painkiller prescription-only from February 2018.

Published: 10 Aug 2017

Dr Parnis, ABC 774, Codeine

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis, spoke with ABC 774 about recommendations from the TGA that medicines containing Codeine should be made prescription only. Dr Stephen Parnis said the change would save lives.