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Second pill-testing trial

BY MICHAEL HITCH Canberra paves the way once again after rolling out the second successful pill-testing medical service pilot at the Groovin The Moo music festival. The pill-testing trial, designed to reduce harm by “providing health advice to young people,” was organised and conducted on Sunday 28 April by Pill Testing Australia (PTA), Take Control […]

Pill-testing on political agenda

By Laura Neill Pill-testing may be forced onto the NSW government’s election agenda after yet another drug-related death at a Victorian festival on New Year’s Day. In the last days of 2018, a 20-year-old Victorian man was flown to hospital in a critical condition after ingesting an unknown substance at Beyond the Valley music festival […]

Safe And Sound

By Jamie Apps While the never ending ‘war on drugs’ rages on, young lives continue to be lost. Yet one of the most effective and proven harm minimisation methods, pill testing, continues to be ignored in NSW. Internationally, particularly in Europe, pill testing at music festivals has been implemented for almost 20 years. Just last […]