New research from the Australian National University uncovered the use of the highly-addictive synthetic opiate fentanyl as a frequent product and agent used to lace other drugs.
When Bayer pharmaceuticals launched its new painkiller, Heroin, in 1895 as an over-the-counter medication, it was promoted as a "safer" alternative to morphine. We're still dealing with the consequences, says Dr Jennifer Stevens.
This year's Grow Your Own music festival in the NSW sister towns of Forster-Tuncurry shows off the best of regional Australia, fusing music, food, art, and film into one 'beast' of an event for young festival-goers.
The NSW Government assembles an "expert panel" to advise on how to make music festivals safer after the deaths of two attendees at Defqon at the weekend — but if they endorse pill testing, the Premier says it will not be introduced.
There are many good private alcohol and drug treatment providers, but lack of regulation means some unethical practices are being uncovered. Here's what you should know about treatment.
Politicians from across the divide say more pill testing trials at music festivals will save lives, after 128 people made use of the first trial at Canberra's Goovin the Moo festival on Sunday.
Australia's first pill-testing trial uncovered a laundry list of odd products among the 85 substances that were tested over the weekend in Canberra, including two potentially lethal chemicals, metal paint and a Polish brand of toothpaste.
In a nation first, festival-goers at Canberra's Groovin the Moo on Sunday will be able to get their illegal drugs tested before taking them.