Drugs missing from Hunter New England hospitals include highly addictive medications with high street value, as GP Dr David Outridge explains the allure of opiates and addiction

Anita Beaumont
By Anita Beaumont
Updated October 20 2021 - 12:14am, first published October 19 2021 - 5:35am
Support: Dr David Outridge, who works in addiction medicine, explains the allure of some of the drugs reported missing. Picture: Marina Neil

A COCKTAIL of extremely addictive and dangerous drugs have been lost or stolen from Hunter New England Health facilities over a two-year period, with scheduled drugs with a high street value accounting for the highest number of missing medications.

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont

Journalist

Anita Beaumont is a health and general news reporter at the Newcastle Herald.