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protonitazene overdoses Australia
Health Latest News

Synthetic opioid protonitazene causing overdoses in Australia

Protonitazene is a synthetic opioid that’s 100 times stronger than heroin and is causing a number of deaths in Australia due to overdoses.

mushroom gummies warning
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Mushroom gummies warning issued by NSW Health

NSW Health is warning people not to consume mushroom gummies after reports of nausea, loss of consciousness, and “seizure like activity”.

date rape drug bute
Latest News

4,000 litres of ‘date rape’ drug ‘bute’ seized by Federal Police

Authorities have found the ‘date rape’ drug, bute, concealed in packaging labelled as body oil, essential oil, and face masks.

Global anti-doping police accused of keeping failed results of 23 Chinese athletes secret.
Latest World

World anti-doping agency under fire for Tokyo Olympics “cover-up”

23 Chinese swimmers failed drug tests before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which U.S. anti-doping authorities say was kept secret.

pill testing
News

Three drugs new to Australia found at pill testing site

A pill testing site in Canberra has discovered three never-before-seen substances in recreational drugs in Australia.

Drug deaths at music festivals
Culture News

MDMA found in two-thirds of drug deaths

Drug deaths at music festivals were significantly higher in the 2010s than the 2000, a new study has found.

Over 40 cough medicines have been recalled due to an increased risk of deadly allergic reactions
Science

Over 40 cough medicines have been recalled due to an increased risk of deadly allergic reactions

The TGA in Australia has issued an urgent recall for 44 cough medicines due to a heightened risk of anaphylactic reactions caused by the presence of pholcodine.

Queensland has become the first Australian state to legalise pill testing
Science

Queensland has become the first Australian state to legalise pill testing

Queensland becomes first Australian state to legalise pill testing as part of its commitment to reduce risks associated with drug use.

Australian drug use
Science

The Queensland govt wants to relax its laws on small amounts of illicit drugs

Queensland Govt’s new drug law diverts users to education programs, not court, for small amounts of illegal drugs.

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