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Victoria sees steep rise in opioid scripts

Prescriptions for opioids in Victoria increased by 78% over the period 2006 to 2013, a study reveals. The analysis of ABS and PBS data found that the rise in prescriptions for opioids was most pronounced in women and older Australians, with highest rates of use among those aged ≥85 years. Figures also showed that hospital ...

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