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‘Just a load of rubbish’: Anna Wood’s father says pill testing wouldn’t have saved his daughter

The father of Anna Wood, who died from ecstasy at the age of 15, has slammed proposed pill testing at music festivals.

Anna’s 1995 death shocked Sydney and Australia, highlighting the problem of recreational drug use among young people.

Anna and her three friends all took the same tablets at a Sydney rave but Anna was the only one to have a reaction.

The coroner found the tablets were pure MDMA and that she died of water intoxication after her kidneys­ shut down.

Anna’s father Tony tells Ray Hadley we cannot send the message that drugs can be safe.

“Drugs are idiosyncratic, you just don’t know how they’re going to affect anybody at any given time.

“That’s why this pill testing is just a load of rubbish.”

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