Opiate of the Masses

White Paper

April 11, 2018
Opiate of the Masses

In response to rising codeine-related deaths, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently restricted access to the popular painkiller which can now only be obtained via prescription. This up-schedule represents a significant and rare disruption in both the OTC and pain markets. This report identifies key impacts and major shifts in the pain markets caused by the up-scheduling of codeine.