Australia has seen another synthetic cannabis death as a teenage boy was found dead in the Hunter Region of NSW over the weekend after allegedly smoking “Kronic”, says a report in News.com.au.Read More
A controversial supplements program has proven to be the Essendon Football Club’s undoing, as a Melbourne court fined the Bombers $200,000 for what is seen as clear workplace safety breaches, says a report by Mark Dunn for the Herald Sun.Read More
The Fair Work Commission in Perth has upheld the dismissal of an employee for drunken behaviour, essentially ruling that drunk employees who misbehave at work functions should be held accountable for their actions, according to an article from OHS Alert.Read More
The death of another young man after taking a particularly bad batch of ecstasy pills at the Stereosonic Festival in Adelaide late last year has renewed calls for pill testing at music festivals and raves in Australia. Musicians, medical practitioners, parents of victims and people with varied backgrounds are now actively campaigning to get the government to pilot pill testing in Australia.
Their biggest argument in support of pill testing is that it helps reduce overdoses and deaths, just like it did in a number of European countries where the measure is now being fully implemented. Will it work the same way in Australia too?Read More
You got to hand it to people. Like The Flash’s Cisco, the people who give drugs being sold on the street cool nicknames are indeed a creative bunch. However, while “Dr. Death”—the nickname given to para-methoxyamphetamine or PMA—sounds undoubtedly cool, there is nothing cool about what it can do to users. Dr. Death certainly lives up to its nickname. It often gets marketed as ecstasy, and it has already caused a number of deaths. Here are some of those unfortunate incidents, one of which is simply heartbreaking.Read More
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Australia. However, like in practically every sporting field, cricket has had its share of athletes who have returned positive drug tests. An article from News Nation lists some of the most famous names in cricket who have been involved in doping scandals.Read More
An employer who has drug addicts in his/her employ already has it bad. With drug addicts in the workplace, the risk of workplace accidents is higher, and so are the costs that come with drug addiction at work. All that, however, pales in comparison to the suffering a child with drug addicted parents has to go through. Here are some of the unfortunate ways drug addicted parents affect the lives of their kids. One of them is so horrible you can’t help but feel anger towards such loathsome parents.Read More