Intravenous fentanyl use among people who inject drugs in Australia.

@article{Geddes2018IntravenousFU,
  title={Intravenous fentanyl use among people who inject drugs in Australia.},
  author={Louise Geddes and Jenny Iversen and Sonja Memedovic and Lisa Maher},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2018},
  volume={37 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S314-S322
        }
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS There is a current epidemic of pharmaceutical opioid (PO) misuse, particularly fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, globally. Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid with rapid onset and significantly higher risk of overdose compared with other opioids. Contexts and correlates of fentanyl use among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Australia are under-researched. DESIGN AND METHODS The Australian Needle Syringe Program Survey is conducted annually. Consenting PWID… CONTINUE READING
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