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Drive to Free Black Woman With Marijuana Life Sentence Exposes “Habitual Criminal” Laws
Give a mother the chance to hold her child again.” So reads a petition, launched on August 15, to free Tameka Drummer from prison in Mississippi. Drummer, a 46-year-old Black woman, is serving a life sentence after being caught in possession of marijuana.
Philippines death penalty: A fight to stop the return of capital punishment
Capital punishment opponents expect a steep battle to prevent President Rodrigo Duterte from reimposing the death penalty, as he renews calls for the law as part of a "drug war" that has already killed thousands of Filipinos.
‘Saved from a horrible fate’: Legal heroin prescribed to hundreds of UK drug users, figures reveal
‘Vital’ treatment threatened by cuts to addiction services, risking ‘untold damage’, expert warns.
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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