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The AMA Queensland has issued a statement calling for a controlled pill testing trial, following the worst season for drug-related deaths at music festivals to date. State president Dr Dilip Dhupelia said urgent action is required following the deaths of six young people from drugs consumed at music festivals this summer. […]
In January, the PSA issued a position statement in favour of trials being conducted at music festivals, as well as other environments where illicit drug use takes place. […]
Pill Testing Australia’s clinical lead David Caldicott, said he would be thrilled if the group could help Tasmania in its efforts to introduce pill testing at Dark Mofo and facilitate a trial. “In the end this is just to ensure people get home to their mums and dads,” said Dr Caldicott. […]
Tasmania could become the first state in Australia to introduce pill testing, with the push gaining support from a maverick Liberal MP and the Dark Mofo festival, which may go it alone to offer a testing service. […]