[The Sun] SAFETY FIRST: Music festivals must offer drug users safe places to test the strength of their class As to reduce deaths, top docs say
The Royal Society for Public Health said a "pragmatic approach" is needed to reduce harm
DRUG users should be allowed to test how safe their class As are at festivals this summer, leading doctors said today.
Special drug testing zones should be set up at all major music festivals and at big night clubs, the Royal Society for Public Health said.
Allowing festivalgoers to check what their drugs are actually made up of and their strength, will help “minimise the risk of serious harm”.
The Society believes safety testing facilities should become a standard feature in busy city centres, a move backed by 90 per cent clubbers.
It comes after a rise in deaths related to recreational drug use, has been noted in recent years.
Ecstasy deaths in England and Wales are up almost six-fold from 10 in 2010 to 57 in 2015.