No, women don’t need to ‘take a break’ from the pill every couple of years

No, women don’t need to ‘take a break’ from the pill every couple of years

Posted May 14, 2018 10:44:48 Photo: It may be more risky to start and stop the pill than it is to use the pill over many years. (Flickr: Allison Curtis) Related Story: Why Claire decided to have a hysterectomy at 35 Related Story: ‘I wasn’t zombified anymore’: Growing trend of …

Pill testing at music festivals will save lives, politicians say after Groovin the Moo trials

Pill testing at music festivals will save lives, politicians say after Groovin the Moo trials

Updated May 01, 2018 06:07:52 Politicians from across the divide say more pill testing trials at music festivals will save lives. “How many funerals do we have to go to of people that have taken these substances and found out they’re not what they’re sold?” federal Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch …

Groovin the Moo pill tests find lethal stimulant, paint and toothpaste in drugs

Groovin the Moo pill tests find lethal stimulant, paint and toothpaste in drugs

Updated April 30, 2018 10:41:03 The pill-testing trial at Groovin the Moo in Canberra has found some odd and even lethal ingredients in what many festival-goers believed to be party drugs. A total of 85 substances were tested at the music festival over the weekend by Safety and Testing and …

Groovin the Moo Canberra pill testing trial attacked by ACT Opposition, Chief Minister uninterested

Groovin the Moo Canberra pill testing trial attacked by ACT Opposition, Chief Minister uninterested

Updated April 27, 2018 13:50:22 The decision to allow an Australian-first pill testing trial in Canberra this weekend has drawn scorn from the ACT Opposition, but the Chief Minister says he is not particularly interested in the pioneering move his Government announced. A weeks-long stalemate between the ACT Government, police, …

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light – Hack

The body responsible for deciding what drugs we can and can’t use in Australia has decided not to restrict the prescription of controversial hormonal drug Diane-35, despite high-profile calls for the drug to be banned altogether. Diane-35 is also sold in Australia under the generic names Estelle, Brenda, Juliet and …

Former top cop calls on Groovin the Moo to allow pill testing at Canberra festival

Former top cop calls on Groovin the Moo to allow pill testing at Canberra festival

Updated March 29, 2018 08:19:34 Photo: Groovin the Moo will be held at the University of Canberra in April. (Supplied) A former top cop who was instrumental in John Howard’s crackdown on drugs has written to the promoters of the popular Groovin the Moo festival, urging them to go ahead …