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NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

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Title

NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Collection

NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2011

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80

Language

English

Subject

Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Place of publication

Sydney (N.S.W)

ISBN

9780733430206

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242182

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/610318

Page content

57 5.8 Morphine Key Points Morphine was purchased mainly in the form of 100mg MS Contin tablets at a median price of $80, identical to the median price reported in 2010, 2009 and 2008. The majority of respondents considered illicit morphine availability to be easy and stable. Illicit morphine was sourced mainly from friends. 5.8.1 Price As in previous years, MS Contin 100mg was the morphine form most frequently purchased by the IDRS sample (Table 44). Seventy participants reported purchasing MS Contin 100mg at a median price of $80, the same median price as in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Kapanol 100mg was again the form next most frequently purchased (46 purchasers) and in 2011 the median price was $80, stable since 2008. Table 44: Median price ($) of most recent illicit morphine purchase by participants, 2007-2011 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 MS Contin 5mg - 80 - 5 - 10mg 15 10 15 10 - 30mg 28 25 25 30 30 60mg 42 40 50 50 50 100mg 60 80 80 80 80 Kapanol 20mg 16 20 20 16 50mg 35 40 40 40 40 100mg 60 80 80 80 80 Anamorph 30mg 25 25 25 25 20 Source: IDRS participant interviews Note: Number of purchasers in brackets Fifty-nine percent of respondents regarded the price of morphine as stable over the preceding six months while 25% considered that price had increased and 16% noted fluctuating price movements (Table 45). Table 45: Illicit morphine price movements, past six months, 2007-2011 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Did not respond (%) 31 20 20 15 29 Did respond (%) 69 80 80 85 71 Of those who responded Dont know (%) 0 1 0 1 0 Increasing (%) 81 77 38 23 25 Stable (%) 16 16 40 55 59 Decreasing (%) 0 0 0 1 0 Fluctuating (%) 3 6 23 20 16 Source: IDRS participant interviews


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