Top medical doctors in Australia are calling for capsule testing at music festivals and different occasions. Territory leaders have denied approval of such testing — regardless of a number of deaths, public outcry, and even by particular request of the household of a deceased.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says it’s like “government policies failing our communities.” The group has joined collectively in sending an open letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and associated officers. They urge the federal government to take capsule testing severely, as a result of different strategies aren’t working.
The RACP represents over 17,000 physicians and paediatricians. Collectively, they agree there’s sufficient proof that capsule testing may assist forestall misuse of medication. Their stance: information is energy.
“The RACP’s experts in addiction medicine and public health medicine believe the evidence currently available justifies the introduction of carefully designed pill testing trials in Australia,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones weighs in.
“Ideally, we would all like young people and the wider public not to use drugs illicitly. However, the reality is that they do in large numbers and the moral message to abstain from taking drugs is not getting through.”
The NSW coroner is at present wanting into the latest deaths of 5 music pageant attendees.