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 […]
More than 100 drug and health specialists, along with members of the public will hear experts debate the evidence for and against pill testing in Melbourne on Friday (8 February […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A new and revitalised youth-led holistic sexual health program is in prospect following the transition of YEAH to Penington Institute.
While YEAH is currently focused on youth sexual health the program […]
The recently released Australian Annual Overdose Report revealed there were 92 deaths from overdose in Geelong between 2011 and 2015, slightly more than 20 per cent above the national 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 […]