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Poppers amyl nitrite therapeutic goods administration tga

It was Steve, of course, who noticed first. In early 2017, the TGA had quietly hatched a plan to ban poppers. Next minute, Steve Spencer was shirtless in the newspapers, showing off his poppers tatt and calling the proposal “a war on bottoms”. And yet, on Saturday (February 1), it became legal to sell amyl …

Poppers amyl nitrite therapeutic goods administration tga

Recently there has been talk of changing the laws on poppers, rescheduling them as a serious illicit drug and criminalizing their possession. But banning them would criminalise the normal sexual practice of many thousands of gay men. Thankfully, a public outcry has prompted a reconsideration. So, what’s all the fuss about? Poppers are a group …

TGA poppers

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has delayed its decision on whether or not to ban alkyl nitrites – a group of substances including the main ingredients in sex aid “poppers” – until early 2019. In September, the TGA published its plans to move the alkyl nitrites to Schedule 9 of the Poisons Standard, reclassifying them …

TGA poppers

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has not properly weighed the risks and benefits of a blanket ban on alkyl nitrites, the main ingredient in sex aid “poppers”, a group of queer health advocates has said. Poppers are used by gay and bisexual men and others to dilate the user’s blood vessels and relax muscles, helping receptive …

TGA poppers

Experts from the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have slammed the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s proposal to ban poppers by placing them in the same category as heroin in Australia. Poppers are an inhalant used recreationally by some in the gay community, giving users a brief head rush while …

TGA popper ban

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is planning to ban amyl nitrite products – also known as poppers. But proponents of the sex drug say it will drive a rise in riskier alternatives. The TGA announced the planned ban because of ‘increasing reports of misuse and abuse’. They also said the drug caused cases of retinal damage …