Russian Foreign Minister slams opioid agonist treatment amid country's HIV epidemic
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has spoken out against opioid agonist treatment at Moscow's International Anti-Drug Forum, the state-run TASS news agency reported.3 Feb 2017
Lavrov condemned drugs as a "global danger," but dismissed “liberal concepts like drug substitution therapy” as contradictory.
“Our understanding of the essence of the problem does not implies replacing one drug high with another,” Lavrov told visitors at the event, which was held in a village outside Moscow over the weekend.
“It implies total and conscious renunciation of drug use… Our goal is a drug-free world.”