Wastewater analysis finds the prescription painkiller oxycodone remains an issue for the ACT

By Peter Brewer
Updated June 30 2021 - 2:16am, first published June 29 2021 - 2:00pm
A police roadside drug test in Canberra. Picture: Matt Loxton

The long-term climb in cocaine consumption in Canberra levelled off in the most recent wastewater drug survey, although on a per capita basis the territory remains among the nation's highest consumers per capita of oxycodone.



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