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illicit drugs


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 …

A West Australian pharmacist has pleaded guilty to a number of charges of illegally supplying synthetic cannabis Hoang Nam Nguyen was facing nearly two dozen charges pertaining to synthetic cannabis …

Harm minimisation stakeholders have condemned the NSW Government’s hardline response to two drug deaths on the weekend Two people have died and two more were critically ill in hospital after …

Opioids and benzos for illicit use are easy to obtain, a new report has found… and while personal importation numbers are small, they’re increasing The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) …

Cannabis-based medicines should be used carefully until more evidence is accumulated, a drug expert has cautioned Professor Wayne Hall, from the University of Queensland’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, …

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, …

A survey has looked into how Australians use illicit cannabis to treat health conditions Australians who use illicit cannabis for medical reasons do so mainly to treat mental health issues, …

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) …

Pharmacist politician Emma McBride has taken aim at plans to drug test welfare recipients, citing her experience helping people with substance dependency The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) …