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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 …

In an Australia-first, the ACT Government will allow free pill testing to take place at a music festival this November The ACT government has given the green light for a …

Pharmacists absolutely must play a key role in harm minimisation, writes Angelo Pricolo I have been asked why, as a pharmacist, I feel so strongly about the issues that affect …

Government condemned over ‘tough love’ drug testing policy by Opposition Health Minister in Parliament—but Senate has recommended it be passed A Senate committee has recommended the “welfare reform” bill behind …

Whether helping smokers or those who use illicit drugs, pharmacists are at the coalface of harm minimisation, writes Angelo Pricolo Pharmacists are the most important and effective health professional in …

Ice causes death in many ways, overdose is just one of them Most people are unaware of the severe impact ice has on the heart. from www.shutterstock.com.au Shane Darke, UNSW …

Methamphetamine combined with prescription drugs poses potentially fatal risks including cardiac arrhythmia Methamphetamine-related deaths continue to rise across the country. The number of deaths in Australia doubled between 2009 and …

Methylamphetamine is Australia’s most-consumed illicit drug, new wastewater data show The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has today released the second report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, revealing that …

It’s time to put harm minimisation measures like prescription heroin back on the agenda, says one industry stakeholder Pharmacists could dispense heroin to illicit drug users under very limited circumstances …