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harm minimisation


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 …

Could pharmacies dispense ecstasy and recreational cannabis in the future? One stakeholder believes they should But it’s not about “green-lighting” recreational drug use, says Matt Noffs, CEO of the Ted …

Governments must work more with pharmacists on providing harm reduction services, says FIP Pharmacists must be fully involved in the development of any policies regarding medical or recreational cannabis, the …

After all the fracas, the Medically Supervised Injecting Room is hitting all KPIs, as NSW calls for more rooms in needy areas, writes Angelo Pricolo On Saturday 30 June 2018, …