People with legitimate prescriptions are behind the rise in deaths from the popular pain medicine oxycodone Melbourne researchers say. Deaths linked to the prescription-only opioid have risen almost seven-fold over a decade, with a 562% increase in oxycodone supply across Australia. Doctor shoppers had been merely a red-herring, the researchers from Monash said.
Legit scripts driving rise in oxycodone deaths
4 Dec 2014