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New report calls for overhaul to methamphetamine approach

The report, jointly commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation and the Helen Clark Foundation, proposes a suite of new health-based solutions backed by lo...

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Proposal aims to get drug overdoses off Auckland's inner-city streets

An overdose prevention centre would reduce harm and save lives by shifting drug use off city streets and into a safe, medically-supervised setting alo...

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Govt urged to remove barriers to lifesaving overdose medicine

The Drug Foundation is calling on the Government to urgently make it easier for New Zealanders to freely access a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal ...

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What happened in Wairarapa could happen again

Recently, 13 people were hospitalised in New Zealand from overdoses of fentanyl, a potent opioid used for pain relief in healthcare settings. Thankful...

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