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Co-design of harm reduction materials for people who inject drugs to implement research findings
Equipment used by people who inject drugs (PWID) either has a needle which is fixed to the syringe or can be detached and replaced. Detachable low dead space syringes (LDSS) have been developed, with less space between the needle and plunger (referred to as dead space) than traditional detachable equipment. This equipment can help protect PWID from harm of infection as less blood is transferred if equipment is shared.
Drugs in syringes from six European cities: results from the ESCAPE project 2017
This report presents the results of an innovative method for gathering information on the substances used by people who inject drugs. In this pilot study, chemical analysis of the contents of used syringes collected from exchange sites reveals the drugs and drug combinations injected in the six participating European cities. This approach can provide local and timely information that can be used for city-level monitoring and interventions.
Testing of illicit drugs in the Netherlands could be a model for the UK
As the UK Home Office issues its first licence for a pill testing scheme based in Weston-super-Mare, Tony Sheldon considers two decades of Dutch experience in offering such services, which aim to reduce harm among people who take illegal drugs
Childhood that matters
The impact of drug policy on children of incarcerated parents in Latin America and the Caribbean
GLOBAL SUMMARY OF FINDINGS OF AN ASSESSMENT OF HIV SERVICES PACKAGES FOR KEY POPULATIONS IN SIX REGIONS
This report was produced by APMG Health, Inc. for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, under Purchase Order 20177290. The opinions presented here belong to the author, and do not represent the Global Fund’s official position.
GLOBAL DRUG SURVEY
An independent research organisation based in London, UK. runs the largest drug survey in the world this is its 8th annual report
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: How drug consumption rooms save lives
Supervised drug consumption rooms (sometimes referred to as ‘safe injecting rooms’ or ‘overdose prevention centres’) allow people who use illicit drugs to con- sume substances whilst under the supervision of trained staff.
Drug overdoses in young people on the rise
PISCATAWAY, NJ - In American adolescents and young adults, death rates from drug poisoning, particularly from opioids, have sharply increased over the last 10 years, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Mortality risk during and after opioid substitution treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies.
Opioid substitution therapy is a safe and effective approach for suppressing illicit opioid use. Helping to guide optimal provision, this review investigates the relative effects of methadone and buprenorphine on the rate of mortality over time
International GUIDELINES HUMAN RIGHTS and DRUG POLICY
Responding to the harms associated with drug use and the illicit drug trade is one of the greatest social policy challenges of our time. All aspects of this challenge have human rights implications.
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