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Michael Ibrahim pleads guilty to drug importation syndicate

Michael Ibrahim pleads guilty to drug importation syndicate

Michael, who is the brother of Kings Cross nightclub owner John Ibrahim, pleaded guilty to five charges.

  • by Angus Thompson

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This popular drug is linked to addiction and suicide. Why do doctors keep prescribing it?
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This popular drug is linked to addiction and suicide. Why do doctors keep prescribing it?

Emma Phillips, 39, was given the nerve-pain drug pregabalin, sold by Pfizer as Lyrica, in 2016. Her GP wrote her a prescription to help with her viral meningitis, she says.

  • by Liam Mannix
'I was a proper smackhead': Russell Brand marks 16 years of sobriety

'I was a proper smackhead': Russell Brand marks 16 years of sobriety

"You have to believe it's possible to change." 

  • by Broede Carmody
There's one sector that's booming in Australia's slowing economy
Crime

There's one sector that's booming in Australia's slowing economy

As the Reserve Bank frets about Australia's slowing levels of consumption, it's found one area that appears to be holding up well.

  • by Michael Heath
Canberra could be getting a safe injecting room
ACT government

Canberra could be getting a safe injecting room

Considering the need for a safe injecting room will be one of the government's priorities, according to a new drug action plan.

  • by Daniella White
Albany man working with recovering addicts charged with meth supply offences
Drugs

Albany man working with recovering addicts charged with meth supply offences

A man who works with current and recovering methamphetamine addicts in Albany has been charged with allegedly offering to supply the drug on 15 occasions.

  • by staff writers
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Kids will listen to doctors telling the truth
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Opinion

Kids will listen to doctors telling the truth

Politicians with their 'just say no' approach to drugs are not getting through to our children, but there has been progress.

  • by Matt Noffs and Shelley Smith
There will be no household limit on number of legal cannabis plants
ACT government

There will be no household limit on number of legal cannabis plants

While individuals will be able to legally cultivate four plants when Michael Pettersson's cannabis bill passes, there is no limit on the total number of plants per household.

  • by Katie Burgess
One dead, 16 hospitalised after suspected music festival overdoses
Drugs

One dead, 16 hospitalised after suspected music festival overdoses

Nineteen-year-old Callum Brosnan died and three people are in hospital after suspected overdoses at a Sydney music festival.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
The changing face of Sydney’s cocaine users
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The changing face of Sydney’s cocaine users

The cocaine habits of a notoriously health-conscious city are changing - and not in the way you may think.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne
The online auctions where cocaine is sold by the kilogram
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Drugs

The online auctions where cocaine is sold by the kilogram

Sydney’s drug economy is so lucrative that “entrepreneurs” are flying in with the drug to sell without having a buyer or even knowing a single person.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne