8. Pandora [Preserving and Accessing Networked Documentary Resources of Australia] - National Library of AustraliaAustralia Creator: National Library of Australia Last reviewed: 25/10/2016
Review: Pharmacotherapy is one of the six treatment streams available for clients with heroin or opioid dependence in Victoria. It is usually prescribed by general practitioners or nurse practitioners who have been trained to prescribe. Trained community-based pharmacists usually dispense pharmacotherapy. Clients can access pharmacotherapy through DirectLine, catchment-based intake and assessment services and primary-care providers. Specialist pharmacotherapy services are available for people with complex medical, comorbidity or mental health problems. Additional documents available for medical personnel including the 'Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence'.