An article published in the Medical Journal of Australia is warning that over prescribing psychostimulants for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD can lead to increased rates of misuse, which would eventually lead to health issues that include anxiety, insomnia and ultimately, cardiovascular problems.Read More
Lucas Browne, Australia’s first-ever heavyweight boxing champion of the world, has tested positive for a banned substance called clenbuterol, says a report from the BBC.Read More
A drug syndicate operating from multiple suburbs in Perth has been hit hard by Kensington police as more than $3 million worth of drugs, firearms, stolen property and other assets were seized in multiple raids, says a report by Alyesha Anderson for PerthNow.
Backed by eight search warrants, the raids were conducted in Welshpool, East Perth, Joondalup and Mirrabooka. Among the assets seized are drugs, cash, various firearms, stolen jewellery and electronic goods, and Harley Davidson motorcycle that has been reported as stolen. Also seized were a $400,000 bank account, seven commercial properties and one residential property.
The raids were part of an ongoing investigation into the drug trade in the south east metropolitan district. It is the latest in a string of victories for law enforcement in its battle against drugs. In February, a Joint Organised Crime Taskforce raided a Perth hotel room and seized 26.4kg of ice worth a potential $66 million in the street.
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A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission shows that a worker’s summary dismissal for drug use in safety critical work environments is lawful, even when the termination process lacks procedural fairness.Read More
Researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have found out that the number of young ice users in Australia has tripled in four years, according to a report by Rachel Olding for The Sydney Morning Herald.Read More
The sporting world has been hit by another doping scandal. Maria Sharapova, former top-ranked female tennis player in the world, has admitted in a press conference that she tested positive for a recently banned substance at the Australian Open.Read More
The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of a worker for a failed drug test upon returning from a trip to Bali, says a report from OHSAlert.
Australian police have seized 720 litres of methylamphetamine or liquid ice stashed in a shipment of bras, says a report by ABCNews.Read More