On this page you can find relevant researchs on drug-related health topics, including HIV, hepatitis C, drug and overdose prevention, harm reduction and drug treatment. You can also find our Clinical Guidelines.

The National Drug- Related Deaths Database (Scotland) Report Analysis of Deaths occurring in 2015 and 2016
The National Drug-Related Deaths Database (NDRDD) was established to collect detailed information regarding the nature and circumstances of people who had a Drug-Related Death (DRD) in Scotland. This is the seventh report and covers the calendar years 2015 and 2016 with trend data from 2009.
Effect of restricting the legal supply of prescription opioids on buying through online illicit marketplaces: interrupted time series analysis
To examine the effect on the trade in opioids through online illicit markets (“cryptomarkets”) of the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s ruling in 2014 to reschedule hydrocodone combination products.
Overdose Day
Penington Institute has a vision of a world where nobody dies from an accidental drug overdose and where people can talk openly about their experience without stigma.
Naloxone is an easy-to-use, lifesaving antidote to overdose from heroin or other opioids. Used in hospitals for decades, the medication has no abuse potential, costs as little as one dollar for a lifesaving dose and can be administered with basic training.
International Overdose Awareness Day
Committed to providing a platform to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who have lost a loved one to overdose. We aim to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
ASEAN and HIV prevention amongst people who inject drugs: the need for an e ective and sustainable response
Between 2010 and 2016, Asia and the Paci c registered one of the steepest declines in HIV infec ons globally, with prevalence rates dropping by approximately 13%. Despite this overall reduc on, HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs in Southeast Asia remains among the world’s highest.
Harm reduction and viral hepatitis C in European prisons: a cross-sectional survey of 25 countries
Current estimates suggest that 15% of all prisoners worldwide are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and this number is even higher in regions with high rates of injecting drug use. Although harm reduction services such as opioid substitution therapy (OST) and needle and syringe programs (NSPs) are effective in preventing the further spread of HCV and HIV, the extent to which these are available in prisons varies significantly across countries.
The Global Fund Eligibility Policy and its impact on harm reduction funding
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is the largest funder of harm reduction globally, but its eligibility policy currently precludes certain Upper Middle Income Countries (UMICs) from applying for funding.
Why access to morphine is a human right
"It’s easy to think of human rights as in some way innate, as something we and our ancestors have all simply been born with." says Jonathan Leighton, Executive Director, Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering (OPIS)
Harm Reduction: More than just clean needles
Harm reduction is a realistic, pragmatic and non-judgmental approach based upon openness, understanding and respect.
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