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Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies

Source : https://news.vice.com/article/leading-anti-marijuana-academics-are-paid-by-painkiller-drug-companies As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It’s too dangerous, risky, and untested, they say. Just as drug company-funded research has become incredibly controversial in ...

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Kék Pont closes largest needle exchange in Budapest just as HIV reappears

Source : http://budapestbeacon.com/public-policy/kek-pont-closes-largest-needle-exchange-in-budapest-just-as-hiv-reappears/ The Blue Point (Kék Pont) infection prevention facility has closed its needle exchange in Budapest’s District VIII (Józsefváros) due to a lack of financing only months after the HIV virus reappeared in the troubled area for the first time in nearly a decade. Since 2006 the unit ...

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Heroin’s Death Toll Rising in New York, Amid a Shift in Who Uses It

Source : http://nytimes.com/2014/08/28/nyregion/heroins-death-toll-rising-in-new-york-amid-a-shift-in-who-uses-it.html A heroin crisis gripping communities across the country deepened in New York last year, with more people in the city dying in overdoses from the drug than in any year since 2003. In all, 420 people fatally overdosed on heroin in 2013 out of a total of ...

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Naloxone Distribution: Saving Lives and Restoring Trust in the Police

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/cures-not-cuffs-naloxone-tessie-castillo2022 Law enforcement departments across the country are finally equipping officers with naloxone—a medication that reverses opiate drug overdose—and teaching them to treat overdose as a medical issue before viewing it as a criminal one. Just a few years ago, no one imagined that police would save lives ...

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Calls for drug consumption rooms

Source : http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/calls-for-drug-consumption-rooms-284077.html Drug-related deaths would fall and public injecting would decrease if consumption rooms were set up, two national groups have said. Both the Ana Liffey Drug Project and Merchants Quay Ireland — which, between them, have services in Dublin, Midlands, and Mid West — have called for the ...

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