FURTHER UPDATE 1 May: We’ve now identified this as eutylone, a new cathinone. You can find harm reduction advice in our more detailed eutylone post. UPDATE Saturday 19.00: After more analysis we believe this is not n-ethylpentylone as previously stated. It appears to be an unknown cathinone that we’re calling “C86”. The harm reduction adviceContinue reading “ALERT: White powder in clear capsules containing unknown cathinone C86”
This summer is our busiest season yet, with the Police Minister Stuart Nash supporting drug checking and our New Year alert about n-ethyl pentylone reaching 85,000 people. Of course, that kicked off quite a bit of media coverage: Newshub, 2 January: Drug testing uncovers more laced pills at music festivalRadio NZ, 2 January: Testing showsContinue reading “Media coverage for January”
After a massive effort from the team and a rerun of a number of spectra to capture database updates, we are now able to publish our final results for the 2016/2017 season. This year’s emerging substance group of concern at events is the cathinone family, a group of related substances that are often substituted forContinue reading “Final results for 2016/2017 now available”
KnowYourStuffNZ will be presenting at the 2017 NZ Drug Foundation Parliamentary Symposium on Drugs on 5-6 July, presenting data and findings from this season’s checking results. Our work demonstrates that New Zealand is at the forefront of this field and can stand on the international harm reduction stage with pride.