Drug Testing

News of Zealand

New Zealanders Might Actually Know What's In Their Drugs This Summer

The government takes steps to allow drug testing at music festivals.
Zoe Madden-Smith
9.30.18
Drugs

The Bizarre Story Behind a Coke Dealer's On-Camera Confession

We talked to the Bunk Police about why they released the video, which shows the dealer crying.
Allison Tierney
7.12.18
Australia Today

The Groovin the Moo Pill Testers Found Deadly Things in Your Drugs

Including N-Ethylpentylone, which has been linked to mass overdoses in Europe.
Maddison Connaughton
4.30.18
Drugs

Possible Bad Batch of NZ Ecstasy Hospitalises Thirteen

Testing shows a third of MDMA buyers have bought faulty drugs.
Tess McClure
2.27.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Centrelink Recipients Won't Be Drug Tested After All

The government has abandoned its controversial plan after failing to impress the Senate.
Katherine Gillespie
12.4.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Did Spilt Milk Abandon Pill Testing Over Paperwork or Politics?

The festival says they were missing paperwork from the pill testers, STA-SAFE says otherwise.
Maddison Connaughton
10.12.17
Safe Sesh

Festival Drug Deaths Don't Need to Happen

Another suspected drug-related death at Bestival is a tragic reminder of how avoidable drug harms can be.
Jamie Clifton
9.13.17
Drugs

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients May Be Driving People to Harder Drugs

Turns out meth is harder to detect than cannabis.
Tess McClure
9.6.17
Drugs

The Real Reason the Government Drug Tested Your Sewage

In certain parts of Australia, data on drug usage is to be leveraged against the poor.
VICE Staff
8.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Labor To Block the Controversial Welfare Drug Testing Scheme

Experts say the Government's plan to drug test young people on Centrelink will be ineffective, and expensive.
Katherine Gillespie
8.8.17
Drugs

Seven New Zealanders Dead After Apparently Overdosing on Synthetic Weed

The Drug Foundation's director warns that more testing is needed to establish what happened.
James Borrowdale
7.21.17
Drugs

Welfare Drug Testing Will Ruin Recovering Addicts Like Me

Getting off ice is hard. Doing it broke is just about impossible.
Brandon Cook
6.13.17
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