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Drug Foundation turns to Givealittle to fund life-saving overdose medicine

The Drug Foundation has set up a Givealittle to help fund the distribution of naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, to mark Internation...

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The Level launches to address drug harm

The Level, developed by the NZ Drug Foundation, is a space for people who use drugs to access accurate information, share experiences and get support.

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D-Day approaches for new medicinal cannabis scheme

The number of products are set to be slashed and prices are expected to spike when a transitional medicinal cannabis scheme expires in October.

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NZ's naloxone mess

Experts warn we are “grossly underprepared” for an overdose crisis. So what’s holding up the supply and distribution of the lifesaving drug naloxone?

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We believe that access to accurate, clear information is essential to reduce drug-related harm. This index provides harm reduction advice for drugs that are common in New Zealand.

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