Read this Op-Ed in the Financial Times – Coronavirus has shone a new spotlight on an old problem: the questionable usefulness of policies that criminalise certain drugs. During the pandemic the US, normally well-supplied with painkillers, suffered shortages of opioids needed to anaesthetise intubated patients. One reason for this alarming
By GEORGE P. SHULTZ and PEDRO ASPE The war on drugs in the United States has been a failure that has ruined lives, filled prisons and cost a fortune. It started during the Nixon administration with the idea that, because drugs are bad for people, they should be difficult to obtain. As a
Read original article in the Huffington Post A lot has been written about the current crisis of opioid addiction and overdose, which is now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. Even if this dramatic development affects almost solely North America, there are many parallels to situations that other
Op-Ed by Commissioners Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, and Grover, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focusing on cannabis legalization in Canada, the opioid crisis and harm reduction. Read article in The Globe and Mail.