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Facing up to the prescription opioid crisis

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 08 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5729

As a result of an editorial misunderstanding, figure 2 of this article by Irfan A Dhalla and colleagues (BMJ 2011;343:d5142, doi:10.1136/bmj.d5142) overestimates the number of deaths in Victoria involving oxycodone. Additionally, the data for the figure were provided by Angela Rintoul (and not taken from reference 5, as we had stated). We have now posted the correct figure online (


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5729

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