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13 August 2015
New Cobalt testing laboratory opened at Racing Analytical Services Ltd.

A new laboratory, equipped with an ICP-MS instrument for the measurement of metals in urine and blood samples, has been opened at Racing Analytical Services by the Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula.

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5 March 2015
Victorian Government pledges $45.5m plan to fight amphetamine use.
Victorian Government pledges $45.5m plan to fight amphetamine use.

The Victorian Government has promised $45.5m to fight the use of ice/amphetamines in the state. The money will be split between rehabilitation for existing ice users, improved needle exchange programs, and funding to help police crack down on amphetamine manufacture and trafficking.

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14 January 2015
1 man dead from synthetic cannabis use.
1 man dead from synthetic cannabis use.

One man is dead and another on life support after using synthetic cannabis.

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9 January 2015
40 people arrested at Myer Music Bowl
40 people arrested at Myer Music Bowl

40 people arrested for drug possession at Myer Music Bowl on New Years Day.

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20 November 2014
Synthetic cannabinoids more harmful, less satisfying than cannabis.
Synthetic cannabinoids more harmful, less satisfying than cannabis.

A poll of users has shown that synthetic cannabinoids are considered more dangerous and less satisfying than cannabis.

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12 November 2014
Increased use of prescription painkillers is raising concern.
Increased use of prescription painkillers is raising concern.

The use of prescription painkillers in Australia is rising rapidly - prescription opiates are now responsible for more enquiries at drug counselling services than heroin.

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11 November 2014
Australia leads the world in the consumption of recreational drugs.
Australia leads the world in the consumption of recreational drugs.

A 2014 United Nations report has identified Australia as having the highest proportion of recreational drug use in the world.

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10 November 2014
Synthetic drugs lead to the death of 19 year old girl.
Synthetic drugs lead to the death of 19 year old girl.

A 19 year old girl has died after taking a synthetic drug at the Harbourlife festival in Sydney.

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3 November 2014
Better drug testing required to control synthetic drug use by mining industry
Better drug testing required to control synthetic drug use by mining industry

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate calls for more testing for designer drugs by the Queensland mining industry.

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29 October 2014
The use of synthetic cannabinoids "spice" an increasing problem in Russia.
The use of synthetic cannabinoids "spice" an increasing problem in Russia.

The use of synthetic cannabinoids, known as spice, is an increasing problem in Russia. Shaun Walker reports.

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