EP168 - TGA's Amyl Ban on the Horizon

Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nick and Ash discuss the week in news, then we hear from a range of people who attended Drug Policy Australia's event featuring author of 'Chasing the Scream' and more recently 'Lost Connections', Johann Hari at the Melbourne Town Hall.


Sex, Drugs and Crime consultant and candidate for the Reason Party in the upcoming Victorian election, Jarryd Bartle joins the program to discuss moves by the TGA to re-schedule alkyl nitrites (poppers), effectively banning the current market for them.

PhD researcher Dan Reeders is the author of Bad Blood, a blog focused on stigma and society, with special focus to HIV, cancer screening, and sexual and reproductive health. Dan helps contextualise the TGA's processes and why there is a push to re-schedule poppers.