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CHRIS UHLMANN: There are calls for more funding into research for an overdose reversal drug for ice, as new data shows that the use of the drug has doubled around Australia since 2008.
And smoking ice has become more commonplace than injecting the drug.
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She says, unlike heroin, there’s no antidote treatment for ice.
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ALISON CALDWELL: The Australian Drugs Conference will hear how drug overdose deaths are rising, leading to calls for the overdose reversal drug naloxone to be made available in the community in order to reduce opioid deaths.
The conference will be told that the use of performance enhancing drugs is also increasing around Australia.
CHRIS UHLMANN: Doctor Rebecca McKetin speaking to Alison Caldwell.
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