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Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines president suggests deadly war on drug dealers will get even ‘bloodier’
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future, signalling no let-up in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the international community.
Brave Russian Harm Reductionists Launch Chemsex Program in Moscow
The spread of chemsex in Russia is “associated with the emergence of new and affordable drugs and with the development of technologies for their purchase,” ARF outreach worker Maxim Malyshev tells Filter.
Sri Lanka to begin hangings within months, ending 43-year stay on executions
Crackdown inspired by Philippines’ war on drugs comes as president Maithripala Sirisena faces tough election
Publications
Safe consumption sites: Study identifies policy change strategies and challenges A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five U.S. communities. The results offer insights on one approach some localities are exploring to address the escalating drug overdose crisis in the U.S.
10 YEARS OF DRUG POLICY IN ASIA: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME? A CIVIL SOCIETY SHADOW REPORT
THE CIVIL SOCIETY TASK FORCE ON DRUGS GLOBAL CONSULTATION