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  • Crimea: Russian Law Corners Drug Users

    As local authorities prepare to put an end to opioid substitution treatment (OST) programmes in the newly annexed Crimean peninsula, drug users there say they are being forced to choose between a return to addiction and becoming refugees.

    16 April 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • Nurses help addicts inject heroin at controversial clinic battling HIV

    British Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts. Correspondent William Brangham examines the ways that medical professionals are taking on the spread of HIV, including a policy of 'HIV treatment as prevention' and a controversial facility where nurses help drug addicts inject illegal drugs.

    14 April 2014 | PBS Newshour (video)
  • "Chemsex" in gay and bisexual men: what's going on?

    Reflections on a recent study of 'chemsex' in London gay men, from a writer on addiction and recovery.

    14 April 2014 | Recovery Review
  • NICE seeks to limit the spread of blood-borne viruses among steroid users

    With increasing numbers of people across the country injecting themselves with steroids, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline on the provision of needle and syringe programmes for adults and young people with new recommendations about services for those who use image and performance enhancing drugs.

    09 April 2014 | NICE (press release)
  • NHS adviser calls for needle exchanges for steroid users

    Nice says NHS should provide services at gyms and develop policies to help young people who inject performance drugs

    09 April 2014 | The Guardian
  • First European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use, Berlin, 23-24 October 2014

    One of the highlights during the conference will be the presentation of the 'Berlin Declaration', a pressing call to national and European policy makers, to ensure better access and quality of HCV treatment for the most marginalised groups and individuals.

    07 April 2014 | EATG
  • Doctors criticise UN's approach to global drugs control

    A high-level UN meeting on international drug policy came to a close last week with doctors lamenting the lack of progress on health issues. Ed Holt reports from Vienna.

    31 March 2014 | The Lancet
  • Heroin on NHS and shooting galleries rejected by Scottish Goverment

    The Scottish Government has rejected calls from its own advisers to set up "shooting galleries" and prescribe heroin to drug addicts.

    31 March 2014 | Herald Scotland
  • Russian annexation of Crimea threatens drug therapy for people suffering from addictions, illnesses

    Supplies of the drugs they need for everyday functioning have been halted from mainland Ukraine since the end of February. With stocks on the peninsula set to run out within 10 days or less, 800 patients and their families are facing the end of what, for them, is a life-saving treatment.

    24 March 2014 | Kyiv Post
  • Injecting HIV Into Pakistan

    Pakistan may have low prevalence of HIV/AIDS, with only about 9,000 officially confirmed cases, but the country is at high risk, particularly due to a growing number of injecting drug users (IDUs), say experts.

    24 March 2014 | Inter Press Service
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