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Codeine sales slashed in half

Gareth Parker
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The move to prescription-only codeine in Australia has seen a 50 percent reduction in the monthly rate of codeine-related poisoning calls, new research led by the University of Sydney has found.

Professor Nicholas Buckley, told Michael & Carmen that in the past 14 months low-strength codeine sales have decreased by 87%.

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