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Pharmacy is still missing a few beats when it comes to provide effective harm minimisation support, a study finds, with stigmatising an issue While community pharmacies are well positioned to …

A drug checking service combined with brief intervention had a positive effect on participants at music festivals, according to a new study Drug checking services can engage productively with young …

The Pharmacy Guild has announced that award-winning screenwriter and novelist and Academy Award nominee for Hollywood blockbuster Lion, Luke Davies, is set to appear at APP2020. Mr Davies will be …

Melbourne’s medically supervised injecting centre has handled more than 1,130 overdoses since it opened, with many clients referred to drug and alcohol treatment Brunswick pharmacist and harm minimisation proponent Angelo …

Stakeholders have reiterated support for Richmond’s supervised injecting facility, following a Herald Sun article which reported the facility was attracting poor behaviour Writing in the Herald Sun on Tuesday, Monique …

Australia’s second pill testing trial has identified seven dangerous substances containing the potentially deadly n-ethylpentylone And the fact that many festival-goers binned their drugs shows that pill testing can discourage …

Following a series of drug-related deaths at music festivals in late 2018 and early 2019, momentum is gathering among health professionals to explore one potential solution: pill testing.  Megan Haggan …

Politicians from the three major parties have spoken out in support of the role pharmacists can play in reducing harms from licit and illicit drugs Speaking at the launch of …

A leading doctor has slammed the offer of pill testing kits in a pharmacy group – but the pharmacists say it’s a chance for a drugs counselling intervention AMA NSW …

Nicole Lee, Curtin University and Jarryd Bartle, RMIT University look at the legal history of a number of illicit drugs Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s …

Could ecstasy be sold over the counter in pharmacies to help minimise harm to users? One drug reform campaigner says it should Resistance among pharmacists to the idea of supplying …

The Greens are taking a plan to the 2019 election to fund dispensing fees for patients using the methadone program The party’s leader, Senator Richard Di Natale, also told the …