Prescription Opioid use in Australia on the rise

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According to new data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the number of Australians dying from opioid overdoses has nearly doubled in the last decade. There are a majority of these deaths that can be attributable to the use of prescription drugs.

But how prevalent is prescription opioid use in Australia and how does it need to improve?

 

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