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1. Young woman who died at Stereosonic was a pharmacist from Sydney.
The young woman who died at the Stereosonic music festival at Sydney Olympic Park is believed to have taken an ecstasy tablet and mixed it with MDMA.
25-year old Sylvia Choi of Oyster Bay, a qualified pharmacist, died on Saturday night after being rushed to hospital.
Another woman, a 22-year old who was also admitted to hospital and placed in an induced coma has now been discharged.
Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli offered his condolences to the family of Ms Choi.
“A young woman has lost her life as we believe as a direct result of a drug overdose. We won’t know the full extent of the situation until an autopsy is conducted,” he said.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to pass on my condolences to the family and loved ones of the young person who passed away. It must be an extremely difficult time for them.
“It is extremely frustrating. We have been working hand-in-hand with the organisers, the venues, we put out numerous messages to try to warn people about the effects of drugs but unfortunately the messages sent do not get through to some people.”
2. Doctors push for drug testing at festivals.
Meanwhile a group of doctors are pushing for drug testing to be allowed at Victorian music festivals so party goers could test the make-up of drugs they’re planning to take.