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Ex-Paramedic Admits to Being High on Ice While On the Job

high on ice while on the jobIce use has indeed become more common among people who drive vehicles for a living, even those who sit behind the wheel of an ambulance and attend to patients as paramedics. A Tasmanian woman confirmed as much when she admitted to being high on ice while driving an ambulance and basically performing her job as a paramedic, says a report by Airlie Ward for ABC News.

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Presence of Synthetic Amphetamines Suspected in Workout Supplements

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A report by Amy Corderoy for The Sydney Morning Herald says some workout supplements being sold in Australia may contain synthetic amphetamines and other stimulants.

According to the Department of Health, much of the concern focuses on Acacia rigidula, an ingredient found in many health supplements today. Research has shown that Acacia rigidula actually contains beta-methylphenylethylamine, a synthetic amphetamine which has never been tested on humans. With no existing proof that it’s safe to use, it is deemed a risk to human health.

In addition, the presence of synthetic amphetamines in health supplements also means their sale could be in breach of rules covering the approval for such substances by the NSW Food Authority.

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