Six doctors die each year from drug overdose: study

Around six doctors die every year from deliberate or accidental drug overdose, Australian research suggests, although the mortality rate remains significantly higher among vets. 

A study published in Addiction found that that at least 73 doctors died from drug overdoses between 2003 and 2013.

The researchers from Monash University pointed out they would have found more deaths if they had included those who were unemployed, retired or deregistered.

More than 70% of the doctors were male.

The researchers looked at more than 400 drug-related deaths among healthcare