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New Zealand university students offered free drug-testing in ‘harm-prevention’ first | World news | The Guardian
Green party MP Chlöe Swarbrick said drug testing was in line with a health-based approach to illegal drug use, and was a positive step towards drug harm reduction. The Drug Foundation of New Zealand, which is taking part in the testing, also applauded the move. […]
Pill testing trial for Groovin the Moo given go-ahead after spate of festival deaths – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Festival-goers will again be able to get their illicit drugs checked for dangerous substances at this year’s Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra, after the ACT Government signed off on a trial being held inside the festival gates. […]
Mark is a registered health psychologist who is currently working as a health policy manager with the pharmaceutical company Indivior.
Mark’s work history includes working for many years in the areas of HIV, and the broader area of sexuality – including being the President of the Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists – in 2001 Mark joined NSW Health and for several years was the manager of the NSW Opioid Treatment Program. […]
Research has suggested the presence of drug detection dogs at festivals and other public places seldom deters drug-taking. But it often leads to more risky drug behaviour from people who use drugs, such as purchasing drugs inside rather than outside festivals, switching to less detectable but more harmful drugs, and hurried consumption of drugs upon sight of dogs.