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More than nine out of every 10 Australians (91%) believe the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes should be made legal, according to a special Roy Morgan telephone survey conducted …

Pharmacy is an underutilised resource for those living with addiction, writes Angelo Pricolo—and like other health professionals, pharmacists need a better understanding of the issues Harm minimisation is a philosophy …

For the first time, researchers have used hair samples to measure levels of stress caused by MDMA or ecstasy use. Lead researcher Luke Downey from Swinburne University of Technology studied …

Experts say prisoners on parole with substance and mental illness issues need urgent specialist assistance to prevent them from re-offending. A three-pronged approach of parole system review, tailored substance abuse …

Victoria’s Andrews Government has decided to legalise access to locally-manufactured medicinal cannabis products for use in exceptional circumstances from 2017, a decision welcomed by the Guild. The Victorian President of …

The use, treatment and availability of ‘ice’ have increased, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Ice is the crystal form of methylamphetamine, …

Australia’s new Prime Minister and eight new faces in Federal Cabinet provide opportunities for new thinking and innovative approaches to business including pharmacy, says Guild executive director David Quilty. The …

The Greens are reiterating calls for the Abbott government to bring medicinal cannabis legislation to a vote, in light of the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s recommendation that the State Government …

The Australian Government will never legalise ice, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced following calls to legalise the drug. “Ice typically contains poisons,” Nash said in a statement …

The AMA wants better resources, including security, and health services to deal with the methamphetamine or “ice” epidemic. The AMA has released its updated Position Statement on Methamphetamine (2015), which …

The PSA today released a position statement calling for further research and the development of a regulatory framework to evaluate the benefits of therapeutic cannabis. However in its statement, the …

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee unanimously recommended today that the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill be passed into law. The bill was introduced by Greens Leader Dr Richard …