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Misuse of opioids such as tramadol and fentanyl is 'global epidemic', report finds
UN figures reveal deepening opioid crisis in Africa, with cocaine and opium production at records levels worldwide
Doctors Should Be Handing Out Addiction Meds on Demand
“Every dose of buprenorphine consumed is at least a dose of heroin not getting consumed, if not several.”
Why are so many people denied the painkillers they need?
The world is suffering from an invisible epidemic, an epidemic of pain. As many as 60 million people are reckoned to suffer avoidable agony every year.
Publications
World Drug Report Following last year's 20th anniversary edition, the World Drug Report 2018 is again presented in a special five-booklet format designed to enhance reader friendliness while maintaining the wealth of information contained within.
Doctor's street-level views could change the course of the opioid crisis A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses, marking a 22 percent rise from the previous year of a cause of death that now annually exceeds those caused by motor vehicle accidents and gun violence.
From failed global drug prohibition to regulating the drug market The failure of global drug prohibition, now increasingly acknowledged, demands urgent consideration of an alternative approach which is politically feasible while also respecting powerful market forces. Regulating as much of the drug market as possible is the only realistic option notwithstanding the political and other difficulties of achievement.