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17,000 Doctors Call For Pill Testing At Festivals After 5 Deaths In Australia

Top medical doctors in Australia are calling for pill testing at music festivals and different occasions. Territory leaders have denied approval of such testing — regardless of a number of deaths, public outcry, and even by particular request of the household of a deceased.


The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says it’s like “authorities insurance policies failing our communities.” The group has joined collectively in sending an open letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and associated officers. They urge the federal government to take capsule testing critically, as a result of different strategies aren’t working.

The RACP represents over 17,000 physicians and paediatricians. Collectively, they agree there's sufficient proof that capsule testing may assist stop misuse of medication. Their stance: data is energy.

“The RACP’s specialists in habit drugs and public well being drugs consider the proof at present accessible justifies the introduction of fastidiously designed capsule testing trials in Australia,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones weighs in.

“Ideally, we'd all like younger folks and the broader public to not use medication illicitly. However, the fact is that they do in massive numbers and the ethical message to abstain from taking medication just isn't getting by way of.”

The NSW coroner is at present trying into the recent deaths of 5 music competition attendees.

 

Source: SBS

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