Pill testing is said to slash the number of overdoses

Queensland, Australia, just committed to government-funded testing of illegal drugs. The harm reduction strategy is popular in Western Europe, where lab technicians have set up a tent at music festivals or clubs and run basic tests on party drugs. As The World’s Sarah Birnbaum reports, the idea is to give partiers a chance to reject drugs with questionable contents.

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