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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 …

The pharmacist who also owns a chain of Perth smoke shops has been ordered to pay nearly $100,000 after pleading guilty Earlier this month Hoang Nam Nguyen, who owns the …

A WA pharmacist has pled guilty in court after attempting to import more than 2000 ice pipes into the country Hoang Nam Nguyen, who owns the Cloud 9 chain of …

The young man that supplied Choi with “yellow Snapchats” and MDMA that led to her death has been released on bail Physiotherapist Daniel Dung Huynh, 26, was charged for supplying Choi with an …

Weekly Dose: ice and speed, the drugs that kept soldiers awake and a president young Julaine Allan Ice is a slang name for crystal methamphetamine – a stimulant drug that …

Pharmacy may have opportunities to help harm minimisation efforts in the future as well as playing a key role in supply of medicinal cannabis, says a drugs expert who presented …

Australia needs a significant shift in how it discusses drug use, says Angelo Pricolo, a member of the PSA’s Harm Minimisation Committee and a National Councillor with the Pharmacy Guild …

Naloxone must become available through take-home programs without the need for doctor or pharmacist involvement, say Australian experts in a report published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The drug …

Public Health Association of Australia CEO Michael Moore has welcomed the government’s focus on treatment in its response to the recommendations of the ICE Taskforce. “The PHAA congratulates the Prime …