Use of prescription forgeries in a drug abuse surveillance network

  title={Use of prescription forgeries in a drug abuse surveillance network},
  author={U. Bergman and M. Dahl-Puustinen},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
SummaryData on forged prescriptions in Sweden in 1982–1986 were studied as an indicator in an epidemiological survey of medication abuse.The annual number of prescription forgeries doubled during the 5-year period. Psychotropic drugs accounted for 62% and analgesics for 25% of all forgeries. Benzodiazepines were the major single drug group, comprising 52% of all forgeries during the period. The major benzodiazepines on the market in Sweden (diazepam, oxazepam, nitrazepam and flunitrazepam) were… Expand
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