Codeine-related deaths more than double

The rate of codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled between 2000 and 2009, according to just released figures that support the TGA’s recommendation that all products should be prescription-only.

The study published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that of the 1437 deaths analysed, just under half were attributed to accidental overdose and a third to intentional self-harm.

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