The authors would like to draw attention to the following article:

Nielsen S, Bruno R. Pharmaceutical drugs: The delicate balance between reducing pain and reducing harm. Drug and Alcohol Rev 2011; 30:233–5.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00326.x

In the above paper, the third sentence in the second last paragraph (page 234) should read:

Is the treatment system ready to respond to the estimated 150 000 prescription opioid dependent people in Australia when their prescribers become aware of dependence, and can no longer supply these medications?

The authors apologise for this error.