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In The News
Annual Parliamentary Hearing: "The world drug problem: taking stock and strengthening the global response"
UNDOC: The sharing of a message from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right
What do drug experts in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the U.S. have in common? They all recognize that the war on drugs has failed, and that it’s time for a change.
Massachusetts Chief’s Tack in Drug War: Steer Addicts to Rehab, Not Jail
Convinced that addiction is a disease, not a crime or moral failing, Chief Campanello, became the law enforcement officer offering heroin users an alternative to prison.
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New policies, educational programs help, but don't solve, problems with opioid abuse Medical provider training, new clinic policies and efforts to 'taper' opioid use for pain treatment could significantly reduce the level of opioid medication that patients used. A limited but positive step for a nation enmeshed in opioid use, abuse and overdose deaths.
Availability of Internationally Controlled Drugs: Ensuring Adequate Access for Medical and Scientific Purposes Indispensable, adequately available and not unduly restricted.
A Detailed Exploration Into the Association of Prescribed Opioid Dosage and Overdose Deaths Among Patients With Chronic Pain. High opioid dosage has been associated with overdose, and clinical guidelines have cautioned against escalating dosages above 100 morphine-equivalent mg (MEM) based on the potential harm and the absence of evidence of benefit from high dosages. However, this 100 MEM threshold was chosen somewhat arbitrarily.