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illicit drugs


What is “Krokodil,” and should Australian health stakeholders be worried? asks Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University A young man recently turned up at a rural drug and alcohol service …

Oxycodone use is on the rise, according to new data which analysed wastewater around the country In December 2018, 50 wastewater sites from all states and territories were monitored; based …

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 …

NSW residents are being reminded to lodge submissions to the state’s Special Commission of Inquiry into the drug crystal methamphetamine, with only one week remaining to do so The deadline …

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 …

Researchers say a new report “lifts the lid” on a significant new synthetic opioid market on the dark net A new study from the Australian National University has found that …

More key voices have spoken out for – and against – pill testing in Australia The AMA Queensland has issued a statement calling for a controlled pill testing trial, following …

A doctor who asked a patient to pretend to have firearms to sell to another patient has been disqualified from applying for registration for six months Western Australia’s State Administrative …

NSW Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame has called for a drug summit, attention to real time prescribing, better access to drug substitution programs and better pharmacy takeup of naloxone She …

Australia’s second-ever pill testing trial is set to take place at this year’s Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra Pill Testing Australia will once again check the ingredients 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 …