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.
Pill testing should be introduced at music festivals to help emergency workers treat patients suffering adverse reactions like overdoses, according to an inquiry into Victorian drug law reform.
Big drug companies are spending thousands of dollars educating doctors about expensive medications that are not necessarily considered the preferred treatment, a new report finds.
When Mikayla Mayoh's cousin took his own life there was an outpouring of sympathy and offers of support. But when she told them he was addicted to ice people's response turned to disgust.
The media has been going ice mad, but its coverage of the drug has not been showing us the full picture, Matt Noffs and Shelley Smith write.