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Vic. Urged to Support Pill Testing as Qld Moves Forward

Pill Testing, On The Beat

Sam Deshayes reports.

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The state government has been urged to support pill testing by a second coroner this year, as Queensland moves to become the first state to roll out the service at music festivals.

The coroner said a drug checking service would have “created opportunity” for a man who died after taking the ‘blue punisher’ drug to receive harm minimisation information.

Queensland is now set to become the first state in Australia to provide such a service without referring users to police.

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Sam Deshayes

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