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Professor Alison Ritter has risen to national prominence in recent months due to her headline-making research on pill testing. Calls for pill testing have been continuously ignited by researchers and rejected by the NSW government, after six drug-related deaths at Australian music festivals in the last six months. “There seems to be no reason not to trial pill testing in Australia,” the professor says. […]
Organisers of the rally want the government to form a roundtable to review the new rules impacting live music and to work with festival organisers to develop a transparent standard for policing and medical services. “We are for a solution that is proactive in the minimisation of harm. Not in the introduction of a poorly thought through method of regulation, for the purposes of media hype, re-election campaigns and economic gain”. […]
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania chief executive Alison Lai said zero tolerance “cannot continue to be the only approach”. “The ATDC calls for the convening of an advisory committee of relevant stakeholders and experts to investigate options for trialing pill testing at Tasmania’s music festivals and events,” Ms Lai told The Examiner. […]
Angelo Pricolo has been running his pharmacy in Brunswick, Victoria (at times a 24 hour a day business) for over 20 years. He was involved in the first trial in Australia to use methadone as a treatment for opioid addiction for juveniles in detention, which has since grown to every facility in the country. […]