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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 …

Following several recent deaths from illicit drug use at festivals, the PSA has said that pill testing and drug checking services should be trialled in Australia PSA National President Dr …

A pharmacist had “glazed eyes” and “incoherent speech” and stumbled into objects when he showed up to work one day in 2016 The Pharmacy Board has advised that a Western …

Harm minimisation stakeholders and the family of a young woman who died over the weekend have urged politicians to trial pill testing And community pharmacies could serve as a base …

One harm minimisation stakeholder has warned that deaths from illicit drugs will continue without pill testing, as UK data shows 20% of substances sold were not as expected NSW Premier …

by Stephen Bright, Edith Cowan University and Nicole Lee, Curtin University Media reports last week linked the use of “nangs” to the death of a teenager at schoolies week on …

A British pharmacist had difficulty breathing, lay down in the dispensary and had to have an ambulance called after taking cocaine for “three days straight” Peter Barr, who was employed …

The NSW inquiry into ice may be less important than focusing on pill testing and legal drug harm, says a prominent GP This week, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister …

It’s been a busy week in the pharmacy sector, with new information on drug trends, a number of health awareness days and another shot in the turf war There was …

NDARC has reported on illicit drug trends among Australians in 2018, including growth in use of cocaine and higher purity ecstasy Use of cocaine and higher purity forms of ecstasy …

A pharmacist has been jailed for two years after selling illegal synthetic cannabis It’s the first time a West Australian has been imprisoned for trading in the drug, which was …

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 …