South Australia has announced a real time monitoring system – but will it happen quickly enough for the PSA? The PSA has welcomed the South Australian Government’s Budget announcement that it will implement a real time prescription monitoring program as a “good step forward” – but has called on the Marshall Government to ensure it is given high priority. PSA SA/NT Branch President Robyn Johns urged the SA Government to follow through on this Budget commitment to help improve the health of South Australians. “Real-time prescription monitoring was included in the state’s 2018-19 Budget but as yet we haven’t seen any progress,” she said. “The 2019-20 Budget commitment of $4 million dollars to implement the system is very promising. However, timely implementation is crucial.” Ms Johns cited the PSA’s recent Medicine Safety: Take Care report, which highlighted the severity and cost of medicine-related problems. These are responsible for 250,000 […]