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SBS recently ran a Dateline episode about prescription drug addiction in the US. They’ve done a couple of these recently. It was something of a surprise that the normally progressive station would copy something out of Murdoch’s play book like … Continue reading

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Health funding crisis

The response to the health care funding crisis is pretty obvious, isn’t it? We’re so poor that the only possible way to fund our new submarines, not to mention Joe Hockey’s $50k steak dinners, is to cut health funding. Well … Continue reading

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Anti-garden legislation proposed in Australia

Someone has apparently advised the Federal Attorney General that there are a whole bunch of plants, including many native species, that contain trace amounts of a compound called DMT dimethyltriptamine. If a person had a sufficiently huge amount of these … Continue reading

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Law reform

After writing about the problems caused by anti-drug laws and the policing thereof, I came across a similar observation on Crikey. Or Croakey, as they call their health blog. Dr Alex Wodak, President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation … Continue reading

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Laura Norder #2

Yesterday there were a few news articles published regarding teenage drinking and violence, after a weekend operation by police in Australia and New Zealand. Apparently more than 1,200 people were arrested in Aus. Not bad for a population of 22,000,000 … Continue reading

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