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ACT pushes for national pill-testing after study finds it encourages people to ditch unsafe drugs

ACT pushes for national pill-testing after study finds it encourages



Health and youth minister says all governments should support moves that could reduce the harms of drug use The Australian Capital Territory will continue to push for pill-testing nationally after an independent review confirmed a trial in Canberra encouraged buyers of a synthetic ecstasy substitute to ditch unsafe drugs.The Australian National University evaluation of pill-testing at Groovin the Moo in April, released on Tuesday, declared the trial of 234 patrons a success because “all those who had a very dangerous substance detected disposed of that drug in the amnesty bin”. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/10/act-pushes-for-national-pill-testing-after-study-finds-it-encouraged-people-to-ditch-unsafe-drugs

Author : Paul Karp

Publish date : 2019-12-09 17:00:46

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