Category Archive for: ‘Medication Abuse’

Celeb Deaths ‘Highlight Medication Abuse’

September 21, 2009The AustralianThe deaths of Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson have thrown a spotlight on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in Australia, says a senior specialist.Dr Penelope Briscoe, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), says refrom is needed to curb the illicit use and sale of powerful …

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