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Coroner issues recommendations for drug checking and early warning systems after five young men died from ingesting dangerous psychoactive substances A Victorian coroner has recommended that the state government implement …

Drug treatment stakeholders are calling on decision-makers to implement a pill testing service at an upcoming music festival The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT, the peak body …

Almost two-thirds of Australians support pill testing at music festivals, according to new research that also reveals how opinions are highly polarised across the political spectrum. Data from the 2019 …

A fixed location pill testing site run by a pharmacist was among several options considered during a recent inquest into six deaths at music festivals The inquest investigated the deaths …

A new report into Australia’s second pill testing trial shows that double the amount of substances were tested this year – and some were potentially deadly At the Canberra stage …

Australia’s second pill testing trial has identified seven dangerous substances containing the potentially deadly n-ethylpentylone And the fact that many festival-goers binned their drugs shows that pill testing can discourage …

The AMA has formally backed supervised pill testing trials, but criticised pill testing kits sold at pharmacies and online At a Canberra meeting, the AMA’s Federal Council has formally and …

More key voices have spoken out for – and against – pill testing in Australia The AMA Queensland has issued a statement calling for a controlled pill testing trial, following …

Following a series of drug-related deaths at music festivals in late 2018 and early 2019, momentum is gathering among health professionals to explore one potential solution: pill testing.  Megan Haggan …

Australia’s second-ever pill testing trial is set to take place at this year’s Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra Pill Testing Australia will once again check the ingredients of …

Politicians from the three major parties have spoken out in support of the role pharmacists can play in reducing harms from licit and illicit drugs Speaking at the launch of …

The pharmacy stakeholder bodies have been busy this week, with pre-Budget submissions, warnings to members and the #10YearChallenge The Allied Health Reference Group of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce …