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Drug-checking services at festivals improve attendee safety, study shows

A new study has found that drug-checking services at festivals improved the safety of attendees.


The research by harm reduction and drug-testing charity The Loop...

Warning issued over high-strength, dangerous pills and fake MDMA in circulation after Secret Garden Party

UK harm reduction group The Loop is warning festivalgoers over pills in circulation in the UK after being detected at Secret Garden Party this past...

The Loop details new MDMA pills in UK circulation as part of harm reduction initiative

UK harm reduction and drug-testing charity The Loop has shared its findings from Manchester's Parklife festival, which took place this past weekend. 


In a Twitter...

COVID-19 and Brexit lead to rise in fake MDMA circulation, study finds

A rise in fake MDMA in the UK is being caused by supply chain issues fuelled by Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing police crackdowns...

UK’s first regular drug checking service set to launch this month in Bristol

The UK's first regular drug checking service is launching in Bristol this month, delivered by non-profit harm reduction specialists The Loop in a new partnership...

Three men and a woman were also arrested on suspicion of drugs offences

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the death of a man who was taken ill at The Warehouse Project in the early hours of Saturday, 25th...

The Loop found four sets of pills in circulation at Parklife that looked like the same batch, but all were made with different drugs

Drug testing charity The Loop has issued a warning to UK clubbers about identical-looking pills which actually contain different chemical substances.

Scientists testing drugs at...

The summer of 2021 has seen a perfect storm of drug-related risks hit the UK dance scene: from an abundance of first-time ravers who turned...

Ever since the birth of acid house in the late ‘80s, UK dance music has been defined, legislated against and demonised on the basis of...

The event will raise money for harm reduction charity The Loop

The Cause is holding a fundraiser event for drug safety and harm reduction charity The Loop this Sunday, 15th August.

Taking place from 1pm until...

The blue Tesla-emblazoned pills are believed to be highly dangerous

Warnings have been issued in a number of UK cities about a batch of "extremely strong" blue pills emblazoned with the Tesla logo that are...

The DCMS has issued a report ahead of Britain's "compressed" summer season 

The UK Government is being urged to support drug testing at festivals to increase safety following a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee...

The 'Skype' pills contain up to three times the regular dose of MDMA... 

Five people have been left “critically ill” after Parklife festival due to high-strength ecstasy, leading police to issue a warning. 

The 'Skype' tablets are said...

Three more festival-goers remain in critical condition...

Two people have died after attending Sydney, Australia festival, Defqon.1.

23-year-old Joseph Pham and a 21-year-old woman were pronounced dead at Nepean hospital after having...

After the recent tragic deaths of two people at Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth, the issue of drug safety testing has been thrust into the spotlight...

The whole point about harm minimisation is admitting that people are always going to take drugs, whatever anyone in authority says or does — so...

Events have support from police to help protect users... 

A number of UK festivals, including giant double-event Reading and Leeds, have announced plans to introduce safe drug testing spaces for punters this summer.

Head...

The UK capital is making major strides...

Pretty much the whole of clubland was appalled when Fabric had its license revoked a few months back — after all, if Fabric could be...

It was run by The Loop charity at the Cambridgeshire festival...

Secret Garden Party became the first UK festival to introduce on-site drug testing for festival goers at the event over the weekend (22nd-24th July), allowing...