Eightfold increase in fentanyl-related deaths prompts calls for drug addiction to be treated as a health issue rather than a supply problem

Concerns are growing that more Australians addicted to pharmaceutical painkillers are turning to highly potent forms of opioids, such as fentanyl.

A new report released by the Penington Institute reveals a significant increase in fatal accidental overdoses because of fentanyl, pethidine and tramadol.

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