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gladys berejiklian nsw premier pill testing inquest

The NSW coroner has said there is “compelling evidence” to support pill testing at music festival because it would encourage “behavioural change” in young people. An inquest investigated the drug-related deaths of six young people aged 18 to 23 at the state’s music festivals over two summers. This included the death of 22-year-old Brisbane man …

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The Queensland government is being encouraged to trial pill testing and similar services at this year’s Schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast. LNP MP Sam O’Connor asked Queensland Health Minister Dr Steven Miles in parliament what investigations the government are currently undertaking into pill testing. He asked if the government was considering trialing the services …

ghb chemsex

A party drug is being used to rape and film comatose gay and bisexual men at “chemsex” parties, according to a shocking new documentary. The documentary by BuzzFeed and UK’s Channel 4 found shocking rates of sexual assault among users of the drug GHB. In some cases, footage of the rapes is then broadcast on …

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The QuIHN Group – comprising QuIHN, Better Access Medical Clinic and QuIVAA – is undertaking a survey seeking ideas on how to expand and revitalise their many links with the local rainbow community. “If you use substances — in any way — regularly, or occasionally, or if you’re a family member or ally and believe …

two men participating in chemsex

If you or someone you know uses drugs such as crystal meth, mephedrone or GHB, especially in “chemsex” situations with strangers, then it’s important to understand how to manage common emergencies in this environment. Things can go seriously wrong, and urgent help may be life-saving. People have died due to the seriousness of their condition …

TGA popper ban

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is planning to ban amyl nitrite products – also known as poppers – with the same drug class as heroin and marijuana but proponents of the sex drug say it will drive a rise in riskier alternatives. The TGA has announced it plans to ban alkyl nitrites – including amyl nitrite …

chemsex

Gay and bisexual men who use drugs while having sex are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV, hepatitis C and other STIs, a new study has found. The study, published in the medical journal HIV Medicine, reviewed information from 1,840 gay and bisexual men who used two sexual health clinics in London between 2014 …