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Latest news: Pill testing

Pink cocaine found on Canberra’s streets

Pink cocaine (known colloquially as “tusi”) has turned up in Canberra for the first time and it has raised alarm bells for the cocktail of other drugs that it contains. Canberra’s free Health...

ACT’s ‘priceless’ CanTEST service detects fatal drugs

Harm reduction advocates are calling on the ACT government to continue operating the nation's first fixed-site drug checking clinic, warning Australia will lose the ability to detect fatal substance

Canberra drug testing service extended until August

Canberra's health and drug checking service, CanTEST, has been extended until August – as the interim independent evaluation recommended.

Canberrans warned of dangerous drug

Canberra are being warned by ACT Health to be aware of a strong opioid detected in tablets being sold as “oxycodone”.

Extended hours for Canberra drug checking service

The CanTEST Health and Drug Checking Service will extend its opening hours in the lead-up to the Spilt Milk music festival.

ACT pill testing service leads to some drugs being discarded

Of 70 samples tested at the ACT’s CanTest Health and Drug Checking service during August, 18 people discarded their drugs once they received the results, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) revealed today.

Pill testing clinic reports success after one month

CanTEST, the ACT’s – and the nation’s – first fixed-site health and drug checking service, has run for a month.

Pill testing really does reduce the risk of harm for drug users

Days out from the event, festival goers for Canberra’s Groovin the Moo festival were told the event would no longer be offering a free drug checking service

Second pill testing trial hailed a ‘success’

Canberra’s second pill testing trial is being hailed as a “success”, held once again at music festival Groovin the Moo (GTM) on Sunday 28 April. More than 200 people used the service at...

Pill testing, light rail on the cards for GTM

Tickets for this year’s Groovin the Moo(GTM) music festival went on sale last week for shows around the country, amid the nationwide pill-testing debate. With a spate of drug-related deaths at NSW music...