Tagged: legal highs

Recreational drugs and the technology of pill testing - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 17, 2018

by Dr Jez Weston Drug policy is slowly starting to move from ineffective moralising to the adoption of effective and evidence-based approaches. KnowYourStuffNZ provides drug-related harm reduction at events and music festivals, which in practice means a constant stream of people coming to our tent to get their drugs checked. The need is clear. This summer, for instance, … Read More

"Legal Highs", Testing, & Political Point Scoring - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 29, 2014

The removal of “legal highs” from shelves in two weeks, and the debate over using animals to test them, has science taking a backseat to politics as political parties line up to score points with the public. “Legal highs” are being withdrawn from the market because they have never been tested in terms of their toxicity (which begs the question … Read More

Animal testing back in the news - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Dec 03, 2012

The press seems to be full of people frothing at the mouth over suggestions by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne that the manufacturers of ‘legal highs’ should be required to provide safety information on their products before they are allowed on New Zealand shelves. This comes on the back of the minister announcing a … Read More