What's your script pad worth on the black market?

With doctors being warned to guard their printing trays against high-tech script forgers and thieves, how much do you think your prescription paper is worth?

Adelaide GP Philip Clarke has offered a glimpse of script stationery's black market value following a warning from health officials that forgers are using sophisticated digital forgery to obtain Schedule 8 drugs.

The experienced former drug and alcohol doctor told Australian Doctor that an 80mg oxycodone tablet — considered the "standard unit of currency" on the black market — could fetch $5 to $20.

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