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Police charge seven with drug supply at music festival

 A woman allegedly carrying 1000 MDMA capsules, and ketamine is one of 18 people charged with drug offences at the Epik Music Festival. A high-visibility police operation was conducted at the Epik Music Festival held at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, yesterday (Saturday 14 December 2019). The operation involved officers from the South West Metropolitan […]

Four dead in Queensland drug overdoses

Police and health officials are warning about the risks of drug taking after four people died and six were left critically ill from overdosing. Four people have died from drug overdoses in Brisbane over the past week and six more left critically ill. The spike has prompted an urgent health warning from police and paramedics […]

Drug overdoses kill one Australian every five hours

Unintentional deaths increased 38% between 2001 and 2017, annual report reveals Fatal drug overdoses are more common in regional Victoria and New South Wales than anywhere else in Australia, and those deaths are increasingly linked to heroin, an annual report has found. The overdose report by the Penington Institute, released on Tuesday, found that the number of […]

How drug testing kits contribute to site safety

Abstaining from drugs helps keep workers alert and alive on site. Drug testing kits are a great way to ensure peace of mind for workers who need to keep a clear head. Substance abuse can be a recipe for disaster in any workplace. Not only can this result in production issues associated with poor performance […]