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What is AMB-FUBINACA? – Expert Q&A

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 15th, 2017.

Yesterday, New Zealand Police confirmed 20 deaths linked to synthetic drugs since July. Most of the samples from people who had died, and those seized in raids by police, were found to contain the dangerous chemical AMB-FUBINACA. The SMC prepared this Q&A on what is known about AMB-FUBINACA. Feel free to use these comments in your reporting. Prof […]

‘Legal highs’ and animal testing – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 2nd, 2014.

New psychoactive substances laws require manufacturers to provide evidence that their product poses a ‘low risk’ to consumers before they can market it. Can they do it without animal testing? In the debate over the current legal status of novel psychoactive substances, questions have been raised over the ethics of using animal testing to prove […]

Kevin Tamati on animal testing – NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on December 6th, 2012.

Writing in the New Zealand Herald, former league star and  Community Action Youth & Drugs spokesperson Kevin Tamati offers a considered view of animal testing. An excerpt (read in full here): Kevin Tamati: Animal testing of drugs justified to save lives I don’t really understand why people take drugs, but I accept that it’s a […]

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