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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 …

The Guild has called again for real time monitoring after data show prescription painkiller overdose deaths have overtaken those from heroin The rate of accidental deaths due to opioids is …

Pharmacies in Uruguay have become the first in the world to start legally selling marijuana In 2013, Uruguay passed legislation that would eventually legalise the production, sale and consumption of …

A harm minimisation forum is to take place at the upcoming Pharmacy Connect conference Pharmacy Connect will feature a session with a unique set of presenters on the issue of …

A new report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has revealed trends in the supply and demand of illicit drugs Minister for Justice Michael Keenan launched the report alongside ACIC …