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Call for monitoring of prescription drugs as chronic pain sufferers risk addiction

21 May 2014

Health groups are calling for greater oversight for prescription painkillers amid concern sufferers are at serious risk of addiction.
 

Oxycodone: the factors behind Australia's increasing use

14 April 2014

Over the past 10 years, the number of prescriptions for pharmaceutical opioids in Australia has soared, and prescriptions for one drug in particular, oxycodone, have shown a significant increase.
 

Prescription drugs contribute to high rate of overdose deaths in Victoria

10 April 2014

Prescription drugs caused or contributed to the deaths of 310 of the 374 people to die in Victoria from drug overdoses last year - prompting calls for greater controls on medication.
 
 
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