The publication of a NIDIP bulletin on accidental opioid-induced deaths in 2008 caught the media's attention this week. Of specific interest to both the media and the public were overdoses attributable to the opioid painkiller oxycodone.
In the media file attached below, Professor Louisa Degenhardt chats to Paul Murray from radio 6PR 882 in Perth about why oxycodone is prescribed and why people are overdosing on it.
For more media coverage of this issue, see In the News.
Pictured: Professor Louisa Degenhardt.