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Morphine crisis deepens as cancer patients across country suffer
Thousands of cancer patients, including children, and some of them in the terminal stage of the disease, continue to face miserable and painful deaths in Pakistan
British drugs policy is punitive and contradictory. And now it’ll go backwards
While other countries are abandoning a failed ‘war on drugs’, in its final days the Johnson administration is doubling down
Three men's deaths in Birmingham related to new synthetic drug
Three men have died after taking a new synthetic drug, the BBC has learned. The three deaths in Birmingham, since October 2021, happened after the men took opioid N-pyrrolidino etonitazene.
Publications
World Hepatitis Day With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.
Can You Hear Us Now? Equity in Global Advocacy for Palliative Care Evidence-based advocacy underpins the sustainable delivery of quality, publicly guaranteed, and universally available palliative care. More than 60 million people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have no or extremely limited access to either palliative care services or essential palliative care medicines (e.g., opioids) on the World Health Organization Model List.
Medication-Assisted Therapies — Tackling the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic The rate of death from overdoses of prescription opioids in the United States more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, far exceeding the combined death toll from cocaine and heroin overdoses.