Heat, especially extreme heat, affects our physical and mental health. In extreme cases it can lead to death. Social and economic factors can exacerbate the risk for the elderly and very young. With the increased temperatures we face in Australia each summer due to climate change, this will test our health care system.
ANU has led the independent review of Australia’s first pill testing trial. The purpose of the research is to inform policymaking and to contribute to evidence on pill testing in the Australian context. A further aim is to establish a strong research framework for future evaluations of pill testing services.