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A recent spate of suicides among cancer patients in Russia due to not being able to access effective pain relief medication shines a light on one of the most glaring...

Thom Gunn

For many gay men, meth spoiled the pleasures of drugs in the way that AIDS had spoiled sex. A decade after meth use peaked, what can the sheer resilience of one...
Over the past week the UK's political parties have released their manifestos as the country moves toward its May 7 election. Below -- in alphabetical order -- is...
I think it’s time for harm reduction advocates to reclaim the word “enabling.” True confession: I got into harm reduction to enable people who use...
Coca farmer, Bolvia

Coca farmer, Bolvia

Bolivia looks set to expand the area of legally cultivated coca in the country, though questions remain over whether the proposed amount exceeds demand in the country...
Medically supervised injection site
France looks set to join a handful of other states by introducing medically supervised injection centers (MSICs) for drug users, a huge step forward for harm reduction...

The UN General Assembly

Drug control is a neglected and under-researched human rights theme despite the scale of human rights abuses occurring in its name each year.  The relationship...

The UN building in Vienna, home to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The United Kingdom can congratulate itself on a job well done after successfully pushing for mephedrone to be scheduled internationally last month. But, does this really...
The photo of me after my arrest for heroin possession shows the generic "ugly, addicted criminal." That was five years -- and a lifetime -- ago, but whenever...

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