Australia faces its own opioid crisis after warnings ignored

The coroner’s sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids.…

The coroner’s sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide have long urged officials to address Australia’s ballooning opioid addiction, and to create a tracking system to stop people from collecting multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. Yet even as thousands died, the coroners’ pleas were met largely with silence.

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