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Coronavirus has presented a potential crisis for illicit drug users, drying up supply and pushing people to more desperate measures.

While a shortage of illicit drugs might seem like a good thing, experts warn Australia could see a sharp rise in overdoses, putting pressure on already swamped health systems. 

Isn’t a drug shortage a good thing? 

A shortage of drugs opens up a “Pandora's box of problems,” Melinda Lucas, a spokesperson for the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, told Crikey.