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Australien. ‘Crisis looming’: GP calls for help as small band of doctors do heavy lifting on opioid treatment

A GP recognised for his work with people who abuse drugs is calling for more doctors to step up as demand for opioid treatment surges in the pandemic.

Dr Anthony Michaelson, who is being honoured with an Order of Australia for his service to the community for his pioneering drug abuse treatment programs, is one of a dwindling number of GPs who prescribes medication to treat opioid addiction in high numbers in Victoria. (The Age, Australien, 16.04.2022)