The Victorian Government is implementing SafeScript, a clinical decision support system that will allow doctors and pharmacists to access an up-to-the-minute medication supply history of certain high risk medicines for their patient at the point of consultation. This information will enable doctors and pharmacists to make more informed decisions about the safety of supply of high-risk medication and assist in combating the problematic issue of prescription drug abuse.
The SafeScript system will monitor all Schedule 8 drugs, such as morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl, as well as some Schedule 4 drugs including benzodiazepines , ‘Z-drugs’ (zolpidem and zopiclone) as well as quetiapine, an antipsychotic drug.
Learn more about the SafeScript system using the following resources.
Victorian Government SafeScript hub
SafeScript now being used in Western Victoria
SafeScript launched in Western Victoria on October 2 and is now being used by all prescribers and pharmacists in that region. SafeScript will be rolled out to the rest of Victoria in 2019. All Victorian practitioners can now access training via the Victorian PHN Alliance Safescript Hub.