Doctor-shopper reforms all but compel GPs to join script exchanges

Some 6000 Victorian GPs will be affected
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More than 6000 GPs in Victoria will have to join script exchanges in order to prescribe S8 drugs and benzodiazepines under the state government's real-time prescribing reforms.

The $30 million system — Safe Script — is designed to allow doctors to identify doctor-shoppers and cut deaths from prescription drug misuse.