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Insects and Platypi Getting High on Our Drugs

Scientists testing waters in Melbourne have confirmed that insects and water mammals are being exposed to a number of pharmaceutical drugs, including tramadol, codeine and antidepressants, and the concentration of these medications increases as they move up the food chain.

Tess spoke to Dr Erinn Richmond who is a Research Fellow from Monash University about how our insects and platypi are getting high on our medications, and what that means for them.

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