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New psychoactive substances are making a mockery of drug laws

New psychoactive substances are making a mockery of drug laws

A new class of psychoactive substances has the potential to create huge headaches for lawmakers.

Private health industry  definitely doesn't need a review, says private health industry

Private health industry definitely doesn't need a review, says private health industry

The private health lobby says there are too many government inquiries these days. And it's got a great big list to prove it.

This level of unthinking ignorance on pill-testing is astounding

This level of unthinking ignorance on pill-testing is astounding

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the rest of the anti-pill-testing rabble are driven by blind, bull-headed ignorance.

Shining a light on black market medical marijuana

Shining a light on black market medical marijuana

Crikey speaks to the makers of Green Light, a new documentary about the black-market entrepreneurs serving the massive demand for medicinal marijuana in Australia.

We need an urgent review into Australia's drug supply chain

We need an urgent review into Australia's drug supply chain

In remote central Australia, it's not uncommon for the pharmacy shelves to be bare. Could this awful reality soon be the norm for the rest of the country?

Underskilled, understaffed and gagged: how hospitals rort the nursing system

Underskilled, understaffed and gagged: how hospitals rort the nursing system

Hospitals are exploiting a glaring loophole in the rostering system in states across Australia, and exhausted nurses are paying the price.

US-style pharma marketing hits Australian shores

US-style pharma marketing hits Australian shores

The American maker of a gynaecological surgical device is directly targeting Australian women, with a celebrity-doctor-endorsed online campaign which appears to flaunt advertising laws. 

The high price of being who you are

The high price of being who you are

Transgender people have to pay thousands — even tens of thousands — of dollars in medication and specialists to live as who they really are.

Is the NSW abortion bill really the most 'radical' in the country?

Is the NSW abortion bill really the most 'radical' in the country?

The NSW abortion bill has been derided by opponents as "radical". How does it stand against the rest of the country?

How The Australian has run a Holy War on trans youth

How The Australian has run a Holy War on trans youth

Crikey unpacks how the national broadsheet is selling anti-trans narratives as news.