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.

The Lancet reports from Vienna.
2 Apr 2014
A high-level UN meeting on international drug policy came to a close last week with doctors lamenting the lack of progress on health issues.
Doctors demand change in policy
1 Apr 2014
Two doctors, with a senior researcher from Human Rights Watch, speak out on film.
Russian bear-faced lies
1 Apr 2014
Mr. Ivanov is a former KGB comrade of President Putin, and is considered one of his closest allies.
Surgery and harm reduction
28 Mar 2014
The vast majority of the billions of dollars allocated toward drug policy is directed toward the supply-side and law-enforcement sectors. Urgently needed is a radical re-allocation of resources towards tangible objectives of public health.
infohep
28 Mar 2014
Interferon- and ribavirin- free treatment using sofusbuvir, ledipasvir and a third direct acting drug for as little as six weeks can cure most previously untreated people with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV), including those with traditional predictors of poor response.
The Canadian war on drugs: Structural violence and unequal treatment of Black Canadians
28 Mar 2014
This paper examines the impact of Canada’s war on drugs on segments of the Black community, specifically with respect to the impact of structural violence, over-policing, and high incarceration rates.
Women have been particularly affected by the war on drugs
28 Mar 2014
The number of women in prison in USA has grown by over 800% in the past three decades, partially because of the war on drugs.
Support. Don't Punish: Let's make 2014 even bigger
28 Mar 2014
There are just three months until the Global Day of Action on June 26th of Support. Don't Punish.
We have consensus Houston
27 Mar 2014
Largely unreported in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of CND in Vienna were clear consensus statements on what science tells us today on drugs and harm reduction.
Palliative care advocacy at CND Vienna
25 Mar 2014
Palliative care advocates have been working hard to ensure essential medicines including morphine are readily available for treating pain.
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