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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
Announcing AIDS 2020: Virtual
The health and safeguarding of our community is our highest priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), to be held on 6-10 July 2020, will become the first virtual edition of the International AIDS Conference
Estimated 15,000 NYC Methadone Patients to Be Isolated. How Will They Get Meds?
There are about 30,000 methadone patients in New York City, all taking methadone on a daily basis for opioid use disorder.
Publications
Drug-related hospital emergency presentations in Europe: update from the Euro-DEN Plus expert network This report presents the latest findings on drug-related hospital emergencies from a network of sentinel hospitals across Europe. Almost 24 000 emergency presentations were recorded at 32 sentinel hospitals over the first 4 years of the project. The data reveal that the substances most commonly involved in acute drug toxicity presentations include heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Prescription medicines are frequently reported. The report also sheds light on other aspects of drug-related emergencies such as clinical features, geographical variation, outcomes, demographics and time patterns.
Drug Decriminalization: A Matter of Justice and Equity, Not Just Health Since 2016, more than 10,300 Canadians have died of an apparent opioid-related overdose, with the majority involving fentanyl or fentanyl analogs
EMCDDA operating guidelines for the European Union Early Warning System on new psychoactive substances These guidelines provide the rationale, steps, procedures, roles, and responsibilities for the operation of the EU Early Warning System. They reflect the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1920/2006 (as amended) and Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA (as amended) with respect to information exchange and the early warning system, as well as for the initial report, risk assessment, and control measures.