Heroin-gel capsule cocktails and groin injecting practices among ethnic Vietnamese in Melbourne, Australia.

@article{Higgs2009HeroingelCC,
  title={Heroin-gel capsule cocktails and groin injecting practices among ethnic Vietnamese in Melbourne, Australia.},
  author={Peter Higgs and Robyn Dwyer and Duyen Duong and My Li Thach and Margaret Hellard and Robert Leo Power and Lisa Maher},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={340-6}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence of harms associated with temazepam gel capsule injecting among injecting drug users in Australia led to its withdrawal from manufacture in Australia. Subsequently, diphenhydramine gel capsule injecting was identified among a subset of ethnic Vietnamese injecting drug users. METHODS Observational fieldwork around an active street-based illicit drug marketplace together with targeted purposive sampling enabled 66 ethnic Vietnamese injecting drug users to be recruited for in… CONTINUE READING

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