Trends in fentanyl prescriptions and fentanyl-related mortality in Australia.

@article{Roxburgh2013TrendsIF,
  title={Trends in fentanyl prescriptions and fentanyl-related mortality in Australia.},
  author={Amanda D Roxburgh and Lucy Burns and Olaf Heino Drummer and Jennifer Lucinda Pilgrim and Michael Farrell and Louisa Degenhardt},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={269-75}
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS The study aims to quantify trends in fentanyl prescribing and fentanyl mortality in Australia within the context of concern among health professionals concerning increasing accessibility of fentanyl, and the harms that may arise as a result. DESIGN AND METHODS This paper presents data on prescribing patterns of fentanyl by 10 year age group adjusted by population rate, detailed analyses of fentanyl-related deaths from the National Coronial Information System and deaths… CONTINUE READING