On-site pill-testing a ‘valuable tool’

Pill testing at music festivals in Europe and the US has seen fewer people use and mix drugs, research consistently shows.

Yet, Australian politicians remain averse to implementing such a program, saying it will encourage more illegal drug use.

Leading the charge for free drug testing is Dr Alex Wodak, president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, along with emergency medical specialist Dr David Caldicott.

While their lobbying continues to fall on deaf ears, US researchers report this week that data collected over five years suggest that at least some recreational drug users