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The UK has been experiencing an MDMA shortage and according to experts, the “drought” can be traced back to COVID-19, Brexit and the subsequent disruptions to supply lines. It’s thought the recent reduction in Heavy Goods Vehicles transporting items across the UK has also had an effect on the distribution of the substance. Speaking to the Metro, Niamh […]

The case for offering drug testing at music events was further strengthened this summer, with substances falsely sold as MDMA at Bestival keeping people awake for up to four days and warnings issued for dangerously strong pills, including a Darth Vader press that contained MDMA, ketamine and cocaine. In a breakthrough summer for the service, and with consent from the […]

MADE Festival has announced plans to offer on-site drug testing and counselling, following recommendations from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. The Birmingham event will be working in collaboration with The Loop, which will be running its MAST (Multi-Agency Safety Testing) service at the event. This comes after the news of two deaths at […]

The first International Day of Drug Checking takes place on March 31. One aim of the day is to promote harm reduction initiatives and reduce drug-related risks, but also to ensure people are educated on drugs and aware of their effects. The organisations involved, including The Loop and DanceSafe, are also using it to highlight […]