Queensland has just become the second place in Australia to open staffed pill testing services, after Canberra.
But drug checking kits can be bought online – so why are authorities opening up doors for people to check illicit drugs? What’s the difference between a home testing kit, and a pill testing clinic?
And how does pill testing actually work, anyway?
In this episode of Huh? Science Explained, we delve into pill testing and drug checking: how it’s done, why it’s done, and what it might look like in the future.
- How does pill testing work?
- Nine pill testing myths
- CanKet: how chemists found the mystery drug explained
Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR podcast.
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Originally published by Cosmos as The 100% Pure Facts on Pill Testing
Ellen Phiddian is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a BSc (Honours) in chemistry and science communication, and an MSc in science communication, both from the Australian National University.
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