Opioid poisoning on the rise

Researchers at ETH have shown that cases of opioid poisoning and the prescription of opioids have increased sharply in Switzerland over the past 20 years. Although the situation is not as serious as in North America, the risk should not be underestimated.

Pill ball rolls down slope
Is Switzerland also being overrun by an opioid epidemic? So far, there is little to suggest that the situation is as serious as in the USA. (Illustration: Adobe Stock)
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