A recent ABC program revealed that there were 800 deaths since 2014 due to prescription medication.
Examples given are from opioids and Oxycontin used as pain relief in overdose quantities. These drugs appear to be more dangerous than guns and motor vehicles.
As a consequence of fatal prescription drug fatalities, the government should be looking at an opioid hand back rather than a gun amnesty, which is soon to take place.
The media’s hype over guns isn’t warranted when we compare gun deaths to deaths from prescription medication.
However, I venture nothing will be done about opioid deaths as large pharmaceutical corporations are making huge profits from the manufacture of prescription medications and the resulting taxation that flows to government coffers. Jay Nauss Glen Aplin, Qld