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Pharmacists could have a greater role in harm minimisation under the recommendations of a new report The Australia 21 report, Can Australia respond to drugs more effectively and safely, has …

Despite the recommendations of the Ice Taskforce, the Australian government continues to define the problem of ice addiction as a criminal justice problem rather than as a health and social …

‘Ice Wars’ message is overblown and unhelpful Nicole Lee, Curtin University Without doubt, crystal methamphetamine, or ice, is capable of causing immense harm. That’s true for many drugs, including alcohol. …

A coalition of health professionals and community leaders, including the Pharmacy Guild, have backed Sex Party leader Fiona Patten’s bid for a safe injecting facility trial Ms Patten has called …

Pharmacy needs to get serious about pill checking and other harm minimisation measures, writes Liam Murphy I’m just going to get straight to the point: the pharmacy industry and its …

The war on drugs has failed, writes Angelo Pricolo… which is why the Greens’ new approach is so important It is hard to do anything but agree with almost every …

New research by Curtin University has examined the misreporting of data surrounding illicit drug use in Australia, finding true participation rates are more likely to be about twice as high …

New research shows majority of partygoers would use the service In early October, 16 partygoers who thought they were taking ecstasy were hospitalised after hallucinating and becoming incoherent, with 27-year-old Victorian …

The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new …

A new national online counselling service is set to help people affected by substance misuse to get the support they need. The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, said as part …

Weekly Dose: amyl started as a poison antidote, now a common party drug Julaine Allan, Charles Sturt University Amyl nitrite is the most well known of a group of chemicals …

Weekly Dose: LSD – dangerous, mystical or therapeutic? Juliane Allan, Charles Sturt University Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic chemical made from a substance found in a fungus that …