Drug policy experts share consensus, alarmist theories regarding violations of UN treaties impacted by the legalisation of canabis in Canada are widely exaggerated and a compromise with the UN is inevitable.
“Each country has its own barriers,” said Dr. James F. Cleary, director of pain and policy studies at the University of Wisconsin’s medical school and a member of the commission that produced the Lancet study. In some countries, doctors get no palliative care training; in others, legislators or…
According to the study, key interventions to reduce infections are needle and syringe programmes which minimise the use of contaminated equipment, and opioid substitution therapy including methadone, buprenorphine and naloxone.
Asked whether HIV among drugs users and people in prisons remained relevant, UNODC's Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section said, "three decades into the global AIDS pandemic, people who inject drugs and prisoners are still disproportionately affected by HIV."