“An important step forward”: RACGP welcomes NSW drug checking pilot

Royal Australian College of GPs

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has welcomed news of New South Wales first drug checking pilot program.

It comes following reports of the groundbreaking pilot being launched at Sydney’s Medically Supervised Injecting Centre. Running one day a week for approximately four months, it will allow people who are registered to use the service to test their substances and find out what they contain.

Recently, the College applauded Queensland becoming the first Australian jurisdiction to institute an ongoing drug testing or “pill testing” service, and urged other states and territories to follow suit.

RACGP NSW and ACT Chair, Dr Rebekah Hoffman, welcomed the move.

“This is an important step forward,” she said.

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