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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 …

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 …

Weekly Dose: cocaine, the glamour drug of the ’70s, is making a comeback In Australia, cocaine is most commonly snorted. Ralf Geithe/Shutterstock Jason Ferris, The University of Queensland; Barbara Wood, …

The debate about pill testing needs to expand beyond just music festivals, says the ACT’s Greens leader – and community pharmacy could be one place to run such programs And …

More Australians are using oxycodone and fentanyl than heroin, new data from wastewater analysis suggests But there has been a gradual reduction in pharmaceutical opioid use in some sites, Australia’s …

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 …

How do references to drinking and illicit drug use in pop music reflect youth culture and the ‘YOLO’ phenomenon? Perth researchers have examined references to alcohol and other drugs in …

A Victorian pharmacist is facing court over a string of drug-related offences including trafficking, possession and use The Latrobe Valley Express reports that the pharmacist is facing charges of trafficking …