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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 […]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute urges Canberra to show ‘courage, imagination and boldness’ in tackling Australia’s opioid death rate

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 […]

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

Penington Institute welcomes proposal for Royal Commission into Mental Health

Australia’s leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed Royal Commission into Mental Health, should it be returned in the November […]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute welcomes proposal for Royal Commission into Mental Health

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 […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: 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 […]

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

Supervised injecting facility will save lives

Penington Institute welcomes the trial of a supervised injecting facility in North Richmond.

Penington Institute CEO John Ryan said establishing the trial was an important step towards tackling the harmful effects […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Supervised injecting facility will save lives

Gladstone drug overdose rates well above average

GLADSTONE drug users are dying of accidental drug overdoses at a 46% higher rate than those in Brisbane.

Statistics compiled by the Penington Institute, a not-for-profit organisation that advocates for a […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Gladstone drug overdose rates well above average