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MDMA effects: Nike-tick branded pills are driving toxic side effects, VIC health warning
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MDMA effects: Nike-tick branded pills are driving toxic side effects, VIC health warning

Health authorities have issued an urgent warning against buying orange “Nike-tick” MDMA pills after a number of hospitalisations. The Victorian Department of Health issued the warning on Tuesday The pills in question have been found to contain a toxic combination of MDMA and the stimulant Pentylone. The substance produces similar effects to stimulants like MDMA...

Olivia Rogers on split with husband Justin McKeone
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Olivia Rogers on split with husband Justin McKeone

Former Miss Universe Australia Olivia Rogers has spoken about her battle with depression and anxiety in the wake of her split with Justin McKeone. The model and her husband broke up last October, just seven months after getting married. She said she had now turned a corner, but was struggling at one point last year....

NSW: Brunswick Heads boy burned by common fruit
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NSW: Brunswick Heads boy burned by common fruit

A common summertime favourite has caused a young boy horrendous burns, prompting a warning. NSW mum Catherine posted on Sunday night after a trip to the hospital with her young son, telling others to be on the lookout for this little-known condition. “My son was juicing limes with his cousins and then a few days...

Alice Springs: Alcohol restrictions to be restored
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Alice Springs: Alcohol restrictions to be restored

The Northern Territory government will legislate to strengthen alcohol restrictions in Indigenous communities, in the wake of pressure to address crime issues in Alice Springs. “We’ve heard loudly and clearly that the matter and decision of alcohol on community needs to be one that is made by the entire community,” NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles...

Paracetamol: Pack size reduced, rise in overdoses
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Paracetamol: Pack size reduced, rise in overdoses

The maximum size of paracetamol packs will be reduced in pharmacies and supermarkets to tackle an overdose crisis, Australia’s health watchdog has proposed. Each year in Australia around 225 people are hospitalised and 50 people die from paracetamol overdose, with intentional overdose highest among adolescents and young adults. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) made the...

Medicare reforms: Premiers, chief ministers meet with Anthony Albanese
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Medicare reforms: Premiers, chief ministers meet with Anthony Albanese

Amid dwindling rates of bulk billing and a Medicare rebate left largely unchanged for a decade, the government has not committed to any immediate changes to make a doctors visit cheaper. It has prompted a backlash from the country’s peak medical body, which said the report failed to address the urgent issue facing general practice...

Therapeutic Goods Administration approves MDMA prescription
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Therapeutic Goods Administration approves MDMA prescription

Australians suffering with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder that have been proven resistant to treatment will soon be lawfully allowed to be prescribed MDMA and Psilocybin. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced on Friday the drugs would be removed from the Poisons Standard prohibited substances to the controlled medicines classification. Psychiatrists will onwards from July...

Massive change proposed for to slash waiting times to see a GP
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Massive change proposed for to slash waiting times to see a GP

Pharmacists will be allowed to charge $20 to prescribe some drugs including the contraceptive pill and deliver travel vaccinations and under a push by Victoria and NSW to slash waiting times to see a GP. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Victorian Premier Dan Andrews will join forces at Friday’s national cabinet meeting to urge the...