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Legalising access to psilocybin to end the agony of cluster headaches
Approximately 8 million people worldwide are afflicted with possibly the most excruciating condition known to medicine: cluster headaches. Patients endure immense suffering, and many commit suicide to escape the pain. Current medical options are inadequate.
Putting UK Drug Policy into Focus
Commentary on the short film ‘Putting UK Drug Policy into Focus’ and reflections on the morality of a criminal justice approach to drugs
Opioid crisis sees First Nations deaths double during pandemic
First Nations people accounted for 16 per cent of all overdose deaths this year and they were 5.6 times more likely to die from overdose compared to the rest of the population. Canada’s top doctor said she’s concerned about the rising number of opioid related deaths in what she is calling a major consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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80% of Americans can't accurately identify opioids, study finds While three-quarters of Americans believe they can recognize whether or not they have been prescribed an opioid, only 1 in 5 of these participants could correctly identify seven commonly prescribed opioids.
New study calculates alarming lifetime risk of death from firearms and drug overdoses in the US A new study appearing in The American Journal of Medicine calculates the lifetime risk of death from firearms and drug overdoses in the United States.
Making the investment case: Cost-effectiveness evidence for harm reduction This briefing compiles geographically diverse evidence to enable advocates to make the case for the cost-effectiveness of harm reduction