Codeine overdoses halved after OTC ban: landmark study

And there's no evidence patients moved to stronger opioids, say poisons experts
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Codeine overdoses fell by half after over-the-counter sales were banned, poisons specialists have found in the first study to evaluate the outcomes.

Researchers say the upscheduling has resulted in fewer calls to poisons centres and no increase in overdoses with stronger opioids, vindicating the government’s decision.