Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
(a) drugs continue to be a major contributor to accidental mortality in Australia;
(b) the number of overdose deaths by prescription medication is now larger than all illicit drugs combined;
(c) the number of accidental drug-related deaths is more than double the number of those killed in car accidents;
(d) in 2017 there was a total of 2162 drug-induced deaths in...