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Fentanyl overdoses are side effect of war on drugs, expert warns
As Quebec police meet to set a strategy, researcher Eugenia Socias urges policy address the needs of people who have become addicted
Brazil's latest outbreak of gang violence highlights the real culprit: The War on Drugs
The evidence from Portugal is of vital importance to the citizens of a country that continues to treat drug users and addicts as criminals.
Scientific evidence and drug policy - a marriage on the rocks
Playing relationship counsellor – can we avert a divorce between scientific evidence and drug policy? Asks Dr Marianne Jauncey
Publications
Needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for preventing HCV transmission among people who inject drugs: findings from a Cochrane Review and meta-analysis To estimate the effects of needle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution therapy (OST), alone or in combination, for preventing acquisition of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people who inject drugs (PWID).
Some People Still Need Opioids The crackdown on pain medication prescribing is intended to help the addiction crisis—but it’s leaving chronic pain patients in untenable situations.
European drug report 2017 and opioid-induced deaths The EDR 2017 provides no evidence that there is a public health problem from the prescription of opioid analgesics to pain patients in the countries it covers.