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Australia is leading the way for a NOhep future
References: World Health Organization 2015; Kirby Institute Annual Surveillance Report 2015.
each year

The World Health Organization aims to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030
• 213,000 with hep B
• 230,000 with hep C

There has never been a better
time to treat viral hepatitis

Injecting MS Contin

MS Contin, a sustained release oral morphine tablet, is not designed for injecting. MS Contin contains insoluble materials, including wax-like polymers. Injecting MS Contin can result in serious disease and injury.
NTAHC does not wish to encourage or promote the injecting of MS Contin or other drugs, but has produced this resource to assist those who do choose to inject it, to better assess and reduce the risks to their health.


Opioids is an umbrella term for natural or synthetic drugs that are derived from – or related to – the opium poppy. Opioids attach to receptors in the central nervous system (CNS). Opioids reduce pain signals to the brain, therefore they are analgesics (painkillers). Commonly used opioids include oxycodone, morphine, codeine, heroin, fentanyl, methadone and – of course – opium itself

Disposal of returned syringes

Sections 12(4) and (5) of the Misuse of Drugs Act (NT) states:

(4) A person who possesses a hypodermic    syringe or needle who fails to use all   reasonable care and take all reasonable precautions with it so as to avoid danger to the life, safety or health of another person is guilty of an offence.”
(5) A person who possesses a hypodermic   syringe or needle that has been used in the administration of a dangerous drug who fails to dispose of the syringe or needle in the manner prescribed is guilty of an offence.”

NSP equipment


18 & 19 gauge x 1.5 Inch

Drawing up needle. Used for steroids, methadone or other drug solution. Can also used to transfer a drug solution from one barrel to another.

21 gauge x 1.5 Inch

Largest size needle for intramuscular injection. 

23 gauge x 1.25 Inch