Tamworth GP says codeine ban will show extent of need for the drug

Jacob McArthur
By Jacob McArthur
Updated January 30 2018 - 4:31am, first published 2:30am
WATCHFUL WAITING: Tamworth GP Jenny May, right, says we don't know how big the codeine issue is. Photo: Gareth Gardner

TAMWORTH GPs don’t know what to expect when changes to codeine sales come into effect on Thursday.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is a producer for The Canberra Times. As part of production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth. He kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council, as well as the public health system, writing extensively about water security, the need for better palliative care services, and medicinal cannabis. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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