Combined use of opioids and benzodiazepines can be fatal, Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA) and ScriptWise warn

Combined use of opioids and benzodiazepines can be fatal, Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA) and ScriptWise warn

MEDIA RELEASE

 

28 AUGUST 2018

 

Combined use of opioids and benzodiazepines can be fatal, Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA) and ScriptWise warn

 

Hundreds of Australians are dying from accidental drug overdoses each year by combining opioid medications such as codeine and oxycodone with sleeping pills, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and ScriptWise have warned.

 

Read the full media release here and the joint statement here.

 

 

 

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