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Younger workers are slightly more likely than older workers to misuse pharmaceutical drugs:
Painkillers and opioids are the most commonly misused pharmaceuticals.
It’s important not to overlook pharmaceutical drugs because it can impact worker performance / fitness for work and workplace safety.
Workers have a responsibility to inform their supervisor about any pharmaceutical drugs they have been prescribed / taking which may impact workplace safety.
Workplaces are responsible for helping workers to manage and understand the risks of pharmaceutical drugs and to ensure it's addressed in their Alcohol and Drug Policy.
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