Lucy Burns

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Deaths involving methamphetamine are on the rise in Australia with its use among injecting drug users up 50% in ten years, an analysis from UNSW's National Drug and Alcholol Research Centre has found.

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While only a small proportion of Australians buy illicit drugs online, continued monitoring is critical because of its indication of usage patterns in the wider community, write Lucy Burns and Joe Van Buskirk. 

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Party drug Ecstasy is becoming less popular but use of new designer drugs available over the internet is on the rise, according to the latest drug monitoring report.