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Drug Alert notice: protonitazene

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17 July 2023

The potent opioid ‘protonitazene’ has been detected in South Australia and could be present in methamphetamine or GHB. Health authorities have already linked it to one death as well as multiple overdoses ( link).

Protonitazene takes the form of a white powder and could be mixed in with other substances. You cannot tell if protonitazene is present just by looking at any given drugs.

For more information, see the Drug Alert PDF below, and stay safe.