Articles from all over the world related to Drug Policy; Drug Problems; Executions; DrugLords & Smuggling
The Russian Federation retaliate against the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF), February 2012.
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than HIV, MedlinePlus, Feb. 20, 2012.
Decriminalize drug use, new Canadian policy group urges, Postmedia News, February 10, 2012.
IDPC Special Alert - Support Bolivia's decision to withdraw from the 1961 Single Convention to protect indigenous rights, IDPC, July 11, 2011.
China Exclusive: Methadone saves over 7,000 drug users from HIV infection in China Xinhua, China Daily, June 24, 2011.
Indian Court overturns mandatory death penalty for drug offences; first in the world to do so, Lawyers Collective, June 16, 2011
Decriminalise possession of drugs, celebrities urge government, The Guardian UK, June 2, 2011.
A First in Sub-Saharan Africa: Methadone Maintenance Program, New York Times, February 21, 2011.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy report calls for the legalisation of some drugs and an end to the criminalisation of drug users, June 2, 2011
To lose or to gain: human rights of people using drugs in Russia, Speech by Irina Teplinskaya-Abdyusheva at the IHRA conference in Beirut April 2011.
UN drugs chief sticks to punitive policy despite major failings, The Independent.co.uk, March 25, 2011.
Seventeen objections to abolish coca chewing, By Tom Blickman, February 7, 2011
Ukraine: Stop Police Abuse of Methadone Patients, Open Society Foindation, February 1, 2011.
Heroin and coffee - the saga of Lao Ta Saenlee, Bangkok Post, January 30, 2011.
US has lost faith in Mexico's ability to win drugs war, WikiLeaks cables show, The Guardian UK, December 2, 2010.
'Attempt to prohibit the use of illict drugs 'is having little effect', By Stephem Lunn, The Australian, Nov. 27, 2010.
Red Cross and Red Crescent Report: Drug Policy Fails HIV Patients, TalkingDruhs.org, November 30, 2010
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, hands out methadone to patients in Cambodia, WHO, Oct. 28. 2010.
The promise of legalization - anti-drug policies in the US have failed and it's time for a saner policy of legalization and regulation, LA Times, October 16, 2010
United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur Anand Grover calls for the regulation of illicit drugs and the de-criminalisation of drug users, TalkingDrugs.org, October 22, 2010
The tip of the needle: Russia’s escalating HIV epidemic, RiaNovosti, 27.9.2010.
Australia: Time to start thinking again on drug laws - Huge profits ensure that new drug traficers always ready to fill any gap, The Age, Sept. 5. 2010
Former Spanish Prime Minister Says Legalize Drugs to End Violence, Stopthedrugwar.org, SEptember 15. 2010AA
Mexico: Drug Kingpins Now Surrendering Without Fight, Huffington Post, September 13. 2010.
“Where Darkness Knows No Limits” - Incarceration, Ill-Treatment and Forced Labor as Drug Rehabilitation in China, A report by Human Rights Watch, January 2010
Toronto becomes the first city in the world to formally endorse harm reduction on drug use, Globe & Mail, August 26. 2010
Macedonia; Advocacy on Behalf of Sex Workers, Drug Users Honored at International AIDS Conference, HRW.org, July 2010
Who Is Behind the 25,000 Deaths In Mexico? World News Information Clearing House, July 28. 2010.
Did You Know: War on Drugs Edition, A video by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, June 26. 2010.
Ex-president Bill Clinton supports Needle Exchange, methadene treatment and other Harm Reduction meassures, HCLU video, 21.July 2010
Thousands march in Vienna for rights of AIDS patients, AFP, 21. July 2010
Russian injected drug use soars in face of political inertia, The Lancet, July 3. 2010.
A giant leap backwards as Ban Ki Moon appoints career Russian diplomat as new head of UNODC, July 8.2010.
Lao PDR: more than 3 tons of drugs go up in smoke, UNODC, June 25. 2010.
UAE: Lid To Be Lifted On Substance Abuse, The National Abu Dhabi, June 27. 2010.
Cyprus: Number Of Drug Addicts Seeking Help Is On The Rise, Cyprus Mail, June 26. 2010.
China: One-Third of Drug Users Aged Under 21 Years, The Macau Times, June 26. 2010.
Jack Cole, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) visits UK - october 2009
America’s Phoney War in Afghanistan, By William Engdal Information Clearing House, Oct. 2009
US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' - The Independent UK, Jan. 2010
Seven dead, 14 hospitalised - who is infecting Scotland’s heroin with anthrax?, the Scotsman, 17. Jan 2010
Russian Embassy Protest - World AIDS Day 2011 - Australia, Video report by AIVL
Krokodil Drug (A Russian Disaster) - A new drug that eats junkies, Youtube, June 26, 2011.
UK Home Affairs Committee launches new inquiry into Drugs, www.parliament.uk, November 29, 2011.
Drug users welcome further evidence of the value of needle and syringe programs to the Australian community, AIVL Media release, Oct. 2009
Gunmen kill 10 at Mexico drug treatment center, Associated Press, September 16. 2009
Jury in on heroin ban, By Alex Wodak, National Times Australia, September 24.2009.
Heroin addiction spreads like wildfire in Russia, La Times, September 25.2009.
Deaths go unreported in India - IVDU - 2010
Fighting crime by treating drug addiction, interview with Mike Trace, TalkingDrugs, 5. Nov. 2009
Drug Policy Alliance Conference comes at a Crucial Moment for Drug Reform, By Anthony Papa, AlterNet, November 12, 2009.
Landmark Heroin Study set to begin in Vancouver, Mapinc, 22. dec. 2009
Legalisation increasingly prominent in UK media, Transform October 2009
Denis Matveev- drug dependency is a disease, not a crime!, October 2009
America's Phoney War in Afghanistan, October 21. 2009
Results of the Randomised Injectable Opioid Treatment Trial (RIOTT) 2009.
Jury in on heroin ban, by Alex Wodak, National Times Australia, 24.Sept.2009.
Heroin addiction spreads like wildfire in Russia, latimes, 25. September 2009.
Gunmen kill 10 at Mexico drug treatment center, AP, 18.September 2009
Tainted Cocaine Sickening, Killing People, But Feds Slow to Act Stop the Drug War, DRCNetSeptember 2009
A Radical Solution to End the Drug War- Legalize Everything, By John H. Richardson - Esquire, 1.9.2009
Texas Senate OKs Needle-Exchange Program, March 2009
Century of drug control commemorated in Shanghai, UNODC, 3.March 2009.
Eastern European health crisis demands new drug policy, press release drug policy EHRN, March 2009.
Injection abscess on the rise in south Chennai India, IVDU dec. 2008.
Statement by Dr Marcus Day, Head of Delegation of St. Lucia for the CND meeting in Vienna, March 2009.
UN action plan on drug policy upsets Germany, Zeenews.com, 13.March 2009.
UN Drug Summit Undo a Decade of Neglect, Human Rights Watch, March 2009.
Danish addicts to get state-funded heroin, Guardian UK., 5.2.2009.
Latin American Leaders Say 'No' to U.S. Drug War, AlterNet, Feb. 21.2009.
Drugs drive politicians out of their minds, New Scientist, 11.2.2009.
U.S. and Europe split over drugs policy, Jan.30.2009.
Scientists back brain drugs for healthy people, Herald Tribune 7.Dec.2008.
Open letter to Antonio Maria Costa, From Freek Polak, 8. Dec 2008
Needle exchange coverage key to reducing infection risk, in-depth review1 of needle exchange and hepatitis C. 2008.
Drug addicts win human rights compensation for being forced to go cold turkey, Dec 2008.
Legalizing drugs - The money argument, By Dan Rodricks, December 2.2008.
Safe injection may save system $14-million, By Carol Weeks, Globe & Mail , Nov 2008
UK drug charity 'The next ten year UN drug strategy could be the last under absolute prohibition', Transform, 10.3.2008.
Needles and the damage done, National Post Canada, 31.March 2008.
International Narcotics Control Strategy Report - Southeast Asia 2008, March 2008.
Uneasy Iran Begins to Combat Its Scourge of Cheap Narcotics, 2008
Opium fields spread across Iraq as farmers try to make ends meet, Belfast Telegraph, 17.Jan.2008
Opiates history in detail at Golden Triangle’s Hall of Opium Museum, 2008
Overdose Rescue Kits Save Lives, January 2008
The great diamorphine 'shortage', By Eliot Ross Abert, 6.1.2008
1st Annual War on Drugs Film Festival Amsterdam 25 november 2008
Conor Foley: Colombia's drugs, crime and environmental crisis needs to be tackled at its roots | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
As the Violence Soars, Mexico Signals It's Had Enough of America's Stupid War on Drugs. October 18, 2008
The Prospects for Drug Reform in Obama's Washington.November 23, 2008
Canada Vancouver Mayor Pushes Stimulant Maintenance Plan, DRCNet, 16.2.2007
Iran - Lankarani says Registration of new HIV drug in Europe in final stage, Islamic Republic News Agency, 8.Feb.2007
Scotland Electric shock therapy for addicts, The Herald, 27.January 2007
Moscow Mayor Calls for Harsh Drug Laws Including Death Penalty, Stop the Drug War DRCNet, 26.Jan.2007
Canada's anti-drug strategy a failure, study suggests, CBC News, 15.January 2007
American Civil Liberties Union Wins Expanded Protections for Needle Exchange Participants, ACLU, 1.June 2006
Russian HIV infection rates raise fears of Aids-catastrophe. 31.May 2006
Prisoners of Pain, By Barry Yeoman, September 2005
Addicts to be given personal supply of anti-overdose drug, The Sunday Herald U.K., 1.June 2006
Dr. Vincent P. Dole, Methadone Researcher, Is Dead at 93, New York Times, 3.8.2006
China encourages methadone replacement therapy to prevent spread of AIDS, ShanghaiDaily, 9.Aug.2006
Canadas Safe-injection Sites Too Effective To Shoot Down, By Adam Gaumont, The Gateway Web, Canada, 31. Aug.2006
Injection site gets extension - Ottawa gives Insite more time, Vancouver Sun, 2.Sept.2006
Should Heroin Addicts Get Overdose Drug, AOL News, 29.July 2006
Legalize drugs, By Terry Michael, in Washington Post, 24.July 2006
CPH. Denmark - Report of the Third International Memorial Day for deceased drug users - Friday the 21st of July
Venezuela does not mass-murder tribes through USA/UN-aided drug wars. An ABC News article, Oct 12, 2005. By Ian James
US - Chicago: Storm chaos cuts help for addicts. Sep. 11, 2005, by John Keilman
Hungarian Drug Users Turn Themselves In, In Civil Obedience Campaign. 4/29/05 reconsiDer: TIDBIT
Scotland: Prison drug tests 'failing to have impact' 22.04.05 By Michael Howie
In the war on drugs, Europe must make a separate peace. Give addicts a prescription and end the crime wave destroying our cities. By Polly Toynbee Nov. 3, 2004, The Guardian
Brazil: Good news from Brazil...decriminalizing the drug user nationwide, and opening 250 safe drug use centers across the country during the year 2005.
Australia, Press statement: Maximising harm in Australia’s remote indigenous communities 12-11-2004
Myanmar Taken to Ease Pain, Opium Has Villagers Hooked, Globe and Mail, 4.May 2004
Kenya's Drug Khat Has Kept Generations Wired, M.A.P, 10. May 2004
1 of Every 75 U.S. Men in Prison, May 28, 2004 By CONNIE CASS, Associated Press Writer
Afghanistan, American Drug Colony. War, the CIA and Narco-Trafficking, Sept. 8 2004 By Mike Whitney
Besieged Hippies Prepare To Make War – Not Love 27 Dec 2003, By Roger Boyes
Italy Marches Bravely Into 20th Century ReconsiDer Tidbits 10 December 2003
US Police School District Defend Drug Raid CNN & MAP 7. Nov 2003
U.S.- One and a half million drug arrests last year By Phillip S. Smith. Editor Drug War Chronicle 31 Oct 2003
India Capital punishment revoked but punished Thesangaiexperss.com 6 Nov 2003
Adviser quits over 'corruption' at UN agency By Thomas Catýn in London
Overhaul of Glasgow drugs programmes 'a disaster' The Scotsman 7 Apr 2004