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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.
Russian HIV cases reach record high of more than a million
More than a million Russians are now HIV-positive, as rates of infection in the country reach an all-time high and 70 per cent of these victims have no access to medication.
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.
US drug overdose deaths: a global challenge On Jan 19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new country-level estimates showing unprecedented rates of drug overdose deaths, with 47 055 deaths in the USA in 2014.