Current clinical safety alerts for health professionals regarding drugs used illicitly. Please also refer to Public Drug Warnings and NSW Health Safety Alerts Broadcast System [intranet only].

November 2023

Cases of harm linked to strong opioids (nitazenes) in refillable vape (e-cigarette) liquids [Issued 7 November 2023]

Composition of counterfeit alprazolam in NSW [Issued 3 November 2023]

May 2023

 Illicit cocaine containing high levels of lidocaine (lignocaine) [Issued 4 May 2023]

August 2022

Strong opioids detected in counterfeit 'Kalma' tablets [Issued 26 Augu​st 2022]

Unregistered benzodiazepines and counterfeit alprazolam prod​ucts [Issued 1 August 2022, superseded 3 November 2023]

August 2021

Illicit cocaine containing high levels of lidocaine (lignocaine) [Issued 13 August 2021, superseded 4 May 2023]

July 2021

25C-NBOMe toxicity in patients who used powder thought to be MDMA [Issued 2 July 2021]

May 2021

Illicit cocaine containing strong opioids [Issued 14 May 2021]

November 2020

Heroin and cocaine containing fentanyl and acetylfentanyl [Issued 26 November 2020]

October 2020

Acetylfentanyl and fentanyl in non-opioid illicit drugs [Issued 16 October 2020]

July 2020

Illicit supply of counterfeit alprazolam [Issued 16 July 2020, updated 9 September 2020, superseded 1 August 2022]

February 2020

Acetylfentanyl Clinical Alert [Issued 21 February 2020]

December 2019

Carfentanil Safety Alert [Issued 12 December 2019]


 
Current as at: Tuesday 7 November 2023