On this page you will find the latest relevant updates on a broad range of health and policy related topics, including HIV, hepatitis C, drug use, overdose prevention, harm reduction, drug treatment and criminal justice.

There needs to be more than a change in language if our care of people who use drugs is to improve
18 Feb 2018
The Global Commission on Drug Policy report identifies doctors and healthcare staff as the ones who can champion this change in language, recommending they take the lead in challenging misperceptions of this patient group
Opioid Hysteria Comes to Massachusetts Courts
16 Feb 2018
This month, Massachusetts became the first state to ban fentanyl and carfentanil from being brought into courthouses as exhibits, out of concern that these substances are simply too dangerous to be in public places.
The Stories of Women in Prison for Drug Related Crimes
16 Feb 2018
This series of short films about women imprisoned for drug offenses in Mexico documents the human cost of current drug policies and the specific conditions by which these laws disproportionately impact women and their families.
On World Cancer Day: Improve access to internationally controlled essential medicines
14 Feb 2018
World Cancer Day asks us to reflect on how we can play our part, as a collective or as individuals, in reducing the global burden of cancer.
The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction
19 Jan 2018
Widespread rejection of proven addiction medications is the single biggest obstacle to ending the overdose epidemic.
Hepatitis C innovation
19 Jan 2018
Excellent new messaging from Correlation
What We Don't Know About Drugs Is Killing Us
12 Jan 2018
The lack of information out there on fentanyl alone is shocking.
Iran's easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners
12 Jan 2018
Lifting of capital punishment for some drug-trafficking offences set to be applied retrospectively to convicts on death row
The World Drug PERCEPTION Problem
11 Jan 2018
COUNTERING PREJUDICES ABOUT PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS
Norway Decriminalizes Drug Use
15 Dec 2017
Drug use will no longer be punished, but treated in Norway. The majority in the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) aggrees on the historic transformation of Norwegian drug policy.
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