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Upheaval in the Australian drug market: the cause and impacts of the sudden heroin shortage and increased supply of stimulants in 2000-01

by Bill Bush

This study is intended as a survey of what is known about the large and unprecedented changes to the Australian drug market in 2000 and 2001. It focuses on those changes. They are important because of their uniqueness for Australia, the fact that similar changes did not seem to occur elsewhere, the insight that they give into the working of illicit drugs markets and for what they reveal about the efficacy of existing drug policy.


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