Australia’s continuing overdose tragedy

Fentanyl, a dangerous drug 100 times more potent than pure morphine is at the forefront of Australia’s drug overdose crisis. Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2017 has revealed that diverted fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is killing hundreds of Australians amid the country’s escalating overdose problem.  The report, produced annually by Penington Institute, says Australia is on track to experience a US-style [...]

August 31st, 2017|

Overdose an international tragedy requiring an urgent health response

As people from across the world come together to observe International Overdose Awareness Day the sad reality is that the death toll from drug overdose continues to rise around the world. According to the latest figures from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) contained in the World Drug Report 2017 there are at least 190,000 mostly avoidable [...]

August 30th, 2017|