Prescription drugs misused by 1 million Australians in year, report shows

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report also finds ‘substantial rise’ in drug-induced deaths involving prescription drugs

One million Australians misused pharmaceuticals in the previous 12 months, a new report has found.

Analysis by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare showed the misuse of powerful prescription medications for non-medical reasons was rising and accounted for more drug-induced deaths than illegal drugs.

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