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US relaxes rules for opioid substitutes during lockdowns
In the past few months, US agencies have temporarily eased restrictions governing how doctors can prescribe drugs meant to help people wean themselves off heroin and other opioids.
COVID-19: UK Home Secretary Urged To Allow Pharmacists To Dispense Controlled Drugs
More than 50 drug policy, public health and harm reduction experts have signed an open letter urging the UK Home Secretary to trigger legislation that is contained in the recently amended Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.
Safe supply of drugs for DTES residents given green light, says Vancouver
The federal government has given the green light for a safe supply of drugs for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside residents in light of the COVID-19 crisis, according to Mayor Kennedy Stewart
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Drug Offences and the Death Penalty in Malaysia: Fair Trial Rights and Ramifications This report considers whether Malaysian death penalty trials for drug-related offences comply with fair trial guarantees, and whether accused persons are provided with the high level of procedural fairness and access to justice required.
Impact of a health system's three-pronged strategy to address the opioid epidemic Dr. Oralia Dominic, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Highmark Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA, defined the three-pronged public health strategy that was implemented in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, to curtail the use and abuse of opioid.
Timeline: 25 years of monitoring — selected events from the EMCDDA’s international cooperation history Follow the timeline and take a walk through some of the key moments in the EMCDDA's 25 years of international cooperation.