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.

Drug policy shift no relief for victims of the war
12 May 2014
NEW YORK, 9 May 2014 (IRIN) - Easing up on drug prohibition will not solve the plight of the thousands of people displaced by the drug wars in Colombia, Mexico and other countries.
Clinical & Policy Updates: SMMGP Clinical Update #40 - May 2014
12 May 2014
Several papers and reports complied by Dr Euan Lawson.
The problem with crack is poverty
11 May 2014
"Crack cocaine is not the problem, the problem resides in the personal and social conditions of users”, Carl Hart
A FOOT IN THE DOOR: A New Approach to Drugs in New Zealand
9 May 2014
There is a growing debate on how to control new psychoactive substances (legal highs) in New Zealand. Drug Reporter traveled there to give an insight into the innovative policy introduced by the government last year.
Ending the Drug Wars
7 May 2014
Report of the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy
In search of relief from intolerable pain
7 May 2014
You are in the worst pain of your life and the only way to get medication is to travel for hours on a rickety old bus, while you are in agony.
Congratulations from IDHDP to Katherine Pettus, for her new appointment at IAHPC
7 May 2014
Dr. Katherine Pettus will be serving as the Advocacy Officer for Palliative Care and Human Rights and will be based in Geneva to further advance palliative care globally.
Tennessee Ignores Experts & Advocates; Passes Measure Harmful to Babies & Families
2 May 2014
Despite the extraordinary efforts of an amazing coalition, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed SB 1391 into law on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Eliminating Hepatitis C Within a Generation. What are you going to do about it?
30 Apr 2014
IDHDP Board member Professor Graham Foster chairs this event on film.
High time to end this immoral drugs war
29 Apr 2014
Though he toyed with drug reform, David Cameron abandoned it for fear of hostile headlines. Yet the path from prohibition is a modern, conservative and radical step which makes sense politically, too
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