Systematic postmarketing surveillance needed for misused psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs

Tracy W Soh
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10299
Published online: 16 December 2013

To the Editor: I would like to thank Rintoul and colleagues for bringing together data from varied sources to highlight an important public health issue.1 The 1426% increase in supply of alprazolam they identified over the 20-year period from 1990 to 2010 was particularly striking.

  • Tracy W Soh

  • Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Melbourne, VIC.


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