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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 [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Penington Institute free public forum

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. […]

By |November 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Penington Institute backs a new approach to Australia’s failing drug policies

Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model

New report launched - Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model The Minister for Health the Hon Greg Hunt MP has officially launched a new Penington Institute report: Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model. Penington Institute CEO John Ryan says that opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone is a vital drug but it is not getting into [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018

Overdose deaths rise again: Penington Institute Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018 reveals that accidental overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia. The continued growth in overdose deaths is linked to highly potent drugs, many of which are available through prescription, such as pharmaceutical opioids and benzodiazepines. Illegal drugs such as heroin [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018