Wastewater shows codeine use plunge

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New findings from wastewater sampling show codeine use was slashed by over a third following the 2018 upschedule – and the researchers say perception of the drug has changed Scientists from the University of South Australia and University of Queensland have compared wastewater samples taken between 2016 and 2019—18 months before and after codeine was rescheduled and low-dose formulations

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