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Barry, Joseph (2002) Policy response to opioid misuse in Dublin. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 56, (1), pp. 6-7.

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Opioid misuse tests the extent to which we can adhere to a multisectoral approach to public health. It reflects the intersection between healthcare, criminal justice and cultural issues in a phenomenon that is harmful to the health of individuals and communities. A review of how opioid misuse has been tackled in Dublin over the past two decades can operate as a case history of how a public health issue was dealt with by a particular society and political system.

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