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Penington Institute urges Canberra to show ‘courage, imagination and boldness’ in tackling Australia’s opioid death rate

Leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has welcomed today’s (27 February) announcement by the Commonwealth Government that it will fund a $7.2 million trial of naloxone access, the lifesaving drug capable of reversing opioid overdose. […]

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Penington Institute free public forum

Pill testing - Lifesaver or false comfort? Should pill testing be trialled at music festivals? Can you ever tell whether a pill is safe? Could pill testing save lives? Following a series of tragic deaths at music festivals this summer there is widespread debate about whether states and territories should allow pill testing. Supporters say [...]

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Penington Institute backs a new approach to Australia’s failing drug policies

Australia’s leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has today (2 November) welcomed the launch of ‘We all pay the price’ – a ground-breaking report on the health and social harms caused by current drug policies. […]

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