Después de que se demostrara su éxito en un festival de música, los funcionarios del Gobierno australiano deben impulsar un programa federal de análisis de pastillas para proporcionar mejores servicios de reducción de daños. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.
By Paul Karp
The pill-testing trial at a music festival in the Australian Capital Territory was an “overwhelming success” and the federal government should help roll out a scheme nationwide, the organisers have said.
In a report on the trial at the Groovin’ the Moo festival in April, released on Wednesday, the Sta-safe consortium said the government should support a “mixed-model” with pill-testing offered permanently at drug, alcohol and syringe services – not just at festivals and special events.
Although at least one federal minister has already scotched suggestions of a national scheme, the ACT’s justice and mental health minister, Shane Rattenbury, agreed the trial was a “success on the day” and offered support to other events and jurisdictions to follow suit.
In the trial on 29 April, 129 people attended pill-testing near the health tent and 83 samples of drugs were tested.
Read the report below