Can Australia stop the opioid epidemic before it’s too late?
The use of opioid drugs such as codeine has been a source of increasing concern within the community. In the past decade, opioid related deaths have almost doubled from 591 in 2007 to more than 1,100 in 2016. This is a trend that is reflected internationally, with the United States experiencing record levels of opioid-related deaths year on year.
Dr Michael Wong
The Big Smoke Australian