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illicit drugs


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) …

A doctor who was convicted of Medicare fraud, and struck off for using cocaine and meth – and illegally prescribing S8 drugs – has had his bid for reinstatement rejected A NSW …

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 …

Greens Senator Richard Di Natale has referred to independent costings that show billions in potential income from legalising the drug Greens leader Senator Di Natale has declared that legalising cannabis …

A coronial inquiry has found use of synthetic cannabinoids led to the death of a Perth man, who was having trouble sourcing his usual cannabis supply Steven John Colloff, 47, …

Health minister Greg Hunt has slapped down the Greens’ proposal to legalise recreational cannabis as “dangerous and medically irresponsible” This week Greens leader Richard Di Natale announced the party’s plan …

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 …