Known doctor-shopper fatally falls under the radar

A known doctor-shopper was prescribed a “staggering” amount of drugs by dozens of GPs in the 12 months before she overdosed on a cocktail of opioids and antidepressants, a coroner has found.

Mother-of-two Milica (Mary) Minchev died in February 2013 following “a combination of significant and prolonged clinical failings” by individual doctors, their clinics, and the broader health system, says Victorian coroner Audrey Jamieson.

In newly presented findings without inquest, Ms Jamieson details how the 48-year-old — whose medical history included epilepsy, depression, anxiety, self