This time it was found in Canberra and tested by Dr David Caldicott's associated laboratory.
Please read this pdf warning notice about these capsules.
On a broader note, this summer has seen quite a few warnings like this which really underscore the state of Australia's drug markets. There appears to be deliberate attempts to make money by selling these novel substances as MDMA.
(I think the first time I thought, oh it could be a manufacturer error, but now we've seen this combination 3 times at least... it's becoming harder to sustain that benefit of the doubt).
I don't know how these combinations are coming about and what is going through the minds of the manufacturers. But seriously, these combinations can kill people - not just have a bad time - actually kill people. This is not ok.
My hope is that our politicians and others can see the sense in opening up testing services for individuals and exempting those services from any legislation that prohibits drug possession, so such services can operate comfortably, and can provide as much information about the drug markets as possible. And that over time, it becomes much harder to sell a concoction like this - because people are more educated and more likely to test before they take, and the market will be less likely to make such offerings. That is what has happened in countries where testing is available.
Australia is a backwater compared to the European countries that understand the need for harm reduction and want to keep their young people alive.