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03 Oct 2019
Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, Dr Richard Kidd, has welcomed the news that codeine overdose reports have dropped by half since codeine-containing painkillers were made prescription-only 18 months ago.

Published: 03 Oct 2019

01 Feb 2018
Nothing has changed for people who have always required prescriptions for higher doses of codeine, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon has told Laura Jayes on Sky News.

Published: 01 Feb 2018

01 Feb 2018
AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone discusses the decision to make codeine a prescription-only drug with Alan Jones on 2GB.

Published: 01 Feb 2018

30 Jan 2018

The Productivity Commission has found that 3000 patients present to emergency departments each day when they should be seeing their GP. In an ideal world, the right patients would go to the right place for treatment, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon has told Ben Fordham on 2GB.

Published: 30 Jan 2018

06 Jan 2018

In a wide-ranging interview, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon reinforces the need for Government action on road trauma, encourages patients to ask for more information up-front about private specialist fees, and explains why codeine is an ineffective and dangerous drug for most people.

Published: 06 Jan 2018

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.