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Deadpool and Drugs

Deadpool and drugsFans of the “Merc With a Mouth” rejoice! The long-awaited Deadpool movie hasn’t even been released in the United States yet, but Fox has already greenlighted a sequel. Apparently, Fox is absolutely certain Deadpool, with Ryan Reynolds in the title role, is all set to become like a movie on steroids when it comes to the box-office. With a brilliant—albeit absurd—viral marketing campaign that included taking a swipe at Australians in general, Deadpool hitting major box-office paydirt when the Deadpool release date finally comes is a foregone conclusion.

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Pill Testing at Music Festivals Urged

pill testingThe 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?

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