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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 …

A leading doctor has slammed the offer of pill testing kits in a pharmacy group – but the pharmacists say it’s a chance for a drugs counselling intervention AMA NSW …

Following several recent deaths from illicit drug use at festivals, the PSA has said that pill testing and drug checking services should be trialled in Australia PSA National President Dr …

As parts of Australia swelter through a heatwave, we take a look at the last week in pharmacy… PSA president Chris Freeman wrote to pharmacy banner and buying groups asking …

Harm minimisation stakeholders and the family of a young woman who died over the weekend have urged politicians to trial pill testing And community pharmacies could serve as a base …