Recent increase in detection of alprazolam in Victorian heroin-related deaths

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Abstract

The increase in detection of alprazolam among cases of HRD, particularly since 2005, and the disproportionate increase in prescribing of the high-dose 2 mg formulation compared with other formulations suggest a need to examine alprazolam prescribing and to identify inappropriate prescribing and the circumstances of diversion from licit to illicit use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206 - 209
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume198
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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