NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
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Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80
Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
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56 5.6.3 KE comment One KE referred to rare reports of illicit buprenorphine availability, suggesting that illicit Physeptone tablets were more readily available. 5.7 Buprenorphine-naloxone Key Points Few participants were able to comment upon price and availability of buprenorphinenaloxone (Suboxone). Only two participants reported recently purchasing illicit Suboxone (8mg), for $30 and $70 respectively. Participants rated illicit Suboxone availability as difficult or very difficult. 5.7.1 Price Two participants reported purchasing illicit 8mg Suboxone and no participants reported purchasing 2mg Suboxone. One participant identified the cost as $30 for 8mg Suboxone while the other recalled a cost of $70. In relation to price movement, one participant suggested that the price had remained stable over the preceding six months while another participant reported an increase in cost. 5.7.2 Availability Of the five participants who commented upon availability, three rated availability as difficult and two rated availability as very difficult. Three participants considered that there had been no change in availability while another suggested that availability had become more difficult. Two participants stated that the last source person for illicit Suboxone had been a street dealer and one participant reported last source venue to be a street market. 5.7.3 KE comment A few KE commented upon some reports of illicit Suboxone availability, with another KE comparing availability of illicit Suboxone with illicit Physeptone tablets, adding that Suboxone was not usually injected. Another KE reported that 8mg Suboxone sold for $50 on the street. Another KE referred to rare reports of illicit buprenorphine availability, suggesting that illicit Physeptone tablets were more readily available.
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