Decriminalize drugs, urge BC groups ahead of AIDS conference
June 28, 2010 | The Vancouver Sun

Two Vancouver-based health policy groups are urging international officials to decriminalize drug use. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy partnered with the International AIDS Society to release a report Monday arguing that criminalizing ...

War on drugs’ behind endless misery
June 03, 2010 | CNN

(CNN) — The news of intense drug-related violence out of Jamaica is shocking and dreadful but entirely predictable. Wherever the war on drugs touches down, death and destruction result. A recent target is Kingston, Jamaica. When law enforcement attempted to smoke out Christopher “Dudus&#...

Prescription heroin helps addicts off street drugs
May 28, 2010 | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Prescribing heroin to addicts who can’t kick their habit helps them stay off street drugs, British researchers said Friday. So far, doctors have had little hope of treating the 10 percent or more of heroin users who don’t respond to methadone, the standard anti-a...

Prescribed heroin offers answer for worst addicts: Study
May 28, 2010 | Reuters

(Reuters) – Prescribing heroin to chronic addicts may be politically sensitive, but it is more effective than the substitute methadone at keeping drug abusers in treatment programmes, British scientists said on Friday. Researchers who studied different ways of treating heroin addiction said th...

On-site heroin urged for chronic addicts
May 28, 2010 | CBC News

Supervised medical treatment with heroin leads to significantly lower use of street heroin by chronic addicts than does injected or oral methadone, according to a study to be published Friday in the medical journal, Lancet. The randomized controlled trial involved heroin addicts who were receiving c...

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