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Harm Reduction Australia is hoping to raise $100,000 to roll out more music festival pill testing trials, following the success of the first pilot in Canberra Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) …

More than three in five Groovin the Moo patrons who used the pilot pill testing facility were surprised by their results The final report into the pilot service has been …

Net harm from drug use has plummeted since Portugal changed the way it tackles the problem, writes Angelo Pricolo On a rainy night in Sydney this week one man representing …

The pill testing medical service at Groovin the Moo Canberra has been hailed as a success after “deadly” substances were found in pills Australia’s first pill testing trial took place …

US harm minimisation proponent Silver Damsen compares Australian and American approaches to the treatment of opioid abuse As an American drug treatment reform activist, I want to commend moves to …

A group of experts are calling for clear legal principles around how a duty of care looks in the age of electronic records Dr Jennifer Stevens, Anaesthetist at St Vincent’s …

On-site testing of “party drug” pills could reduce drug use harms and possibly save lives, a new review suggests Dr Andrew Groves of Deakin University has published an independent review …

Health and social service providers and policy leaders have urged Federal, State and Territory Governments to treat drug use as a health issue The stakeholders met for a national summit …

The Government has had to give up on plans to introduce drug testing for welfare recipients after it became clear that the Senate would not pass the proposal The plan …

FIP has released a new report outlining the value of involving pharmacists in reducing harm from drugs of abuse The new International Pharmaceutical Federation report describes harm reduction services such as …

Up to one in five people who had pills tested at UK festivals had a different drug to the one they thought they’d bought Findings from UK trials have been …

An AJP poll has demonstrated overwhelming support for medically supervised injecting facilities AJP asked what readers thought about injecting rooms such as that operating in Kings Cross, Sydney, and proposed …