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Five Insane Workplace Drug Addiction Stories

We all know that drug addiction in the workplace is one of the worst and potentially devastating problems your company can encounter. It is not easy to spot drug addicts among the staff, as most of the time drug users are extremely good at hiding their habits. However, here is a selection of examples where…

Low-dose CBD oils (cannabidiol) are now available in Australian pharmacies

Is CBD Oil Consumption Safe for the Workplace?

Pharmacies in Australia now sell low-dose CBD oil without the need for a prescription as of 1 February 2021. The news comes after the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced a final decision to down-schedule certain CBD products. This marks the first time that the mood-altering substance is made available to the public through pharmacies. With easier…

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Cocaine use still growing despite COVID-19

Australia’s problem with widespread cocaine use continues despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sydney police conducted major drug busts related to so-called ‘Dial-a-Dealer’ operations in the city from November to December 2020. Officers seized more than $170,000 worth of illicit drugs including cocaine, cannabis and MDMA. They also arrested 137 people, some of which were professionals…

Drug use in Australia during COVID-19

Drug use in Australia soars during COVID

Drug use trends in Australia continue to rise despite the impact of COVID-19 and the implementation of lock down measures. With state and federal governments adopting COVID lock down measures, many people expected that they could help curb drug abuse trends in the country. In theory, the move would severely limit people’s ability to buy…

Drug abuse during COVID-19

Changing of the Guard – Drug Abuse During COVID-19

As Australia continues to grapple with COVID-19, the country also has to deal with an ongoing drug abuse problem. The federal and state governments adopted lock-down measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They closed down all non-essential businesses including pubs and clubs, where people sometimes meet to buy and sell illicit drugs. But…

Medicinal cannabis access in Queensland

Is It Safe For Workers To Take Medicinal Cannabis?

Registered medical practitioners in Queensland can now prescribe medicinal cannabis to their patients if they think it’s clinically appropriate. Previously, only specialist doctors had the authority to issue such prescriptions. But a recent amendment to existing legislation effectively changed this requirement. With more doctors allowed to issue medicinal cannabis prescription, it raises new concerns for…

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Addictive drugs disappear from Queensland hospitals

Thousands of highly addictive medicines have been stolen from several Queensland hospitals presumably by the facilities’ own staff. In a recent ABC News article, journalist Allyson Horn brought light to a potential new drug ring in the state. Hospital workers have been stealing supplies of restricted drugs from their employers. Among the medicines taken were…