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LATIN AMERICA MUST MAKE DRUGS LEGAL TO STOP KILLINGS, SAYS UNITED NATIONS CHIEF
Countries in Latin America should consider legalizing drugs to ease the human cost linked to the deadly trade, a United Nations chief has said.
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.”
Publications
Policy Briefing: HIV Outbreak in Glasgow - more needs to be done In 2015, an outbreak of HIV was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. HIV prevalence amongst PWIDs in the UK remains low, standing at less than 1 in 100 (around 0.85%). However, the outbreak in Glasgow means that there are now over 100 cases of HIV amongst PWIDs there.
THE END OF AIDS: FAR FROM OVER The tools exist. HIV/AIDS can be treated and contained. But in many communities, social, political and economic obstacles get in the way. There, the epidemic is far from over.
Statement from the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) “People do not lose their human rights because they use or sell drugs” - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein