Islam, M. M, McRae, I. S, Mazumdar, S., Taplin, S. & McKetin, R. (2016). Prescription opioid analgesics for pain management in Australia: 20 years of dispensing. Internal Medicine Journal,46(8), 955-963. Australia: Blackwell Publishing. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/imj.12966
Opioid prescribing/dispensing data can inform policy surrounding regulation by informing trends and types of opioid prescribed and geographic variations. In Australia so far only partial data on dispensing have been published, and data for states/territories remain unknown.
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