Nick Clegg: The rise in opioid deaths is an indictment of our blinkered drugs policy

Read original article on iNews Last year, nearly 90 people a week in the UK died as a result of drug use – the highest number on record. More than 60 per cent of these deaths involved an opioid – that is, a drug derived from the opium poppy or based

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Time for pragmatism in tackling North America’s Opioid Crisis

Read article on Sir Richard Branson’s blog. Not too long ago, I wrote about the devastating opioid crisis that is holding much of North America in its grip. The numbers are staggering. In 2016, about 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States. In the hardest hit county,

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Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America

Globe and Mail covers launch of the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s position paper on the opioid crisis in North America, with an interview with Commissioner Michel Kazatchkine. The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America’s opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of harm-reduction

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It’s time that evidence, not stigma, drive SA’s drug policies

by Commissioners Obasanjo and Grover South Africa has taken a lead in the HIV response, but HIV won’t be overcome until the country faces some hard truths about drug abuse and its own prejudices. South Africa has paved the way for evidence-based prevention, treatment and care. The country defied private

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La lutte contre la drogue en France : « Le résultat est un échec difficile à contester »

Par Ruth Dreifuss (ancienne présidente de la Confédération suisse), Fernando Cardoso (ancien président du Brésil), Aleksander Kwasniewski (ancien président de la Pologne), Michel Kazatchkine (ancien directeur exécutif du Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme) TRIBUNE. Depuis plus de cinquante ans, les gouvernements français successifs auront

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Commissioner Grover on cannabis debate in South Africa: interview on News24

‘SA likely to prioritise health and human rights’ While a High Court bid to legalise marijuana continues in Pretoria, several international experts weighed in on the topic during the recent Drug Policy Week conference in Cape Town. Watch. Human rights activist Anand Grover serves on the Global Commission on Drug

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La criminalización del uso de drogas es dañina (The criminalization of drug use causes harm)

Comisionado Michel Kazatchkine, ex Director Ejecutivo del Fondo Munidal para la lucha contra el VIH/Sida, la tuberculosis y la malaria, explica en una entrevista sobre los daños causados ​​por las políticas represivas de drogas. Para Kazatchkine es hora de que los gobiernos piensen en una ‘regulación legal’. Lea el artículo

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Interview with Commissioner Gaviria: “Die droguenpolitik ist grundverkehrt” (Drug policy is wrong from the ground up)

A new UNO report shows a dramatic increase in the production and consumption of illicit drugs all over the world. César Gaviria from the Global Commission on Drug Policy calls for a new approach. Read original article in German in the NZZ am Sonntag here. Die droguenpolitik ist grundverkehrtDie droguenpolitik

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La guerra alla droga è fallita

A colloquio con l’ex consigliera federale Ruth Dreifuss, oggi presidente della Global Commission on Drug Policy, sulla lotta agli stupefacenti nel mondo e su come affrontare l’irrazionalità che si è impossessata della politica Leggi l’articolo in Azione  

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Legalise cannabis, and do it now, says Nick Clegg

Read original article in the British Medical Journal In 1926, an American trade unionist, William Roberts, gave evidence on the effects of alcohol prohibition to the Senate Judiciary Committee: “Everywhere we went there was plenty of distilled liquor, but seldom real beer. We found that the homes of the people

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