Canberra’s Pill Testing Site Opens Later This Week

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A static pill testing site will open in Canberra’s Moore street later this week, signaling the start of a six-month pilot program.

The site will open Thursdays and Fridays in the CBD – Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and Fridays from 6pm to 9pm.

Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith says it’s part of the government’s broader response to harm minimisation approach to drug use in Canberra.

“Harm reduction, counselling and advice are provided to people who use the service based on their test result,” Ms Stephen-Smith said.

“And to encourage choices that lead to reduced drug use and harms associated with drug use.”

The ACT Government denies this gives a green light for further drug use in Canberra.

 

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