Prescription painkillers kill more than heroin

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The Guild has called again for real time monitoring after data show prescription painkiller overdose deaths have overtaken those from heroin The rate of accidental deaths due to opioids is increasing and has more than doubled among Australians aged 35 to 44 since 2007, with more than two-thirds of the deaths due to pharmaceutical opioids

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