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Xanax still being overprescribed despite policy changes

Rachel Clun, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 19, 2019


Patients are still being prescribed hundreds of Xanax tablets a year despite a cut in government subsidies.

Reports of anxiety drug poisonings have also remained relatively stable, suggesting more people were turning to private prescriptions, a report published in JAMA Network Open on Thursday said.

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