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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 …

Up to one in five people who had pills tested at UK festivals had a different drug to the one they thought they’d bought Findings from UK trials have been …

The troubled North Richmond area is to get its medically supervised injecting room trial, which is hoped to help drive drug users into treatment Harm minimisation proponent and pharmacist Angelo …

An AJP poll has demonstrated overwhelming support for medically supervised injecting facilities AJP asked what readers thought about injecting rooms such as that operating in Kings Cross, Sydney, and proposed …

Opioids and other pharmaceuticals comprise substantial part of the dark web’s overall business, say pharmacy researchers A group of clinical researchers, led by Professor Robert Raffa from Temple University’s School …

AJP would like to know whether pharmacists support a supervised injecting room in drug hot spots – and why/why not Last month, Victoria’s government rejected calls for a medically supervised …