The availability of naloxone has served as a successful harm reduction measure in Ontario and other Canadian provinces, laying a groundwork for a similar model in the United States where the opioid crisis continues to surge.
New Colombian president Ivan Duque plans to resume coca fumigation along with supporting wealthy landowners, two hard-line stances that will bring about tension and disputes between citizens and the new administration.
A workshop hosted by the India HIV/AIDS alliance demonstrates how important harm reduction measures are to communities and in order for them to remain effective they must be personalised for each individual seeking treatment.
A new law is being formulated in Bangladesh that would impose the death penalty on "patrons of drug trading, drug-syndicates, and god-fathers", a policy that would continue the violent war on drugs and violate human rights immensely.
A conference on women and drug policy in Bulgaria concluded that drug policies must account for gender and how women specifically suffer differently surrounding the issues of drugs and the stigma they carry for women.
After a trial run at an Australian music festival was found to be successful, Australian government officials are be called upon to implement a federal program on pill testing in order to provide better harm reduction services.
Duterte declares families will not receive any justice for the deaths of family members killed in the war on drugs, he also reiterated that police or military personnel will not go to jail for their violent actions.
While marijuana is not yet legal in Michigan, local lawmaker Sheldon Neeley has proposed a bill that would allow those with misdemeanour marijuana crimes to have their records expunged if cannabis becomes legal.