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27 July 2010

Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe - A new campaign for substitution therapy

This campaign focuses on spreading awareness to both reform harm reduction policies around the world and reduce the stigma surrounding drug substitution therapy. The campaign features two superheroes, Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe, who work together to help injecting drug users in distress and promote substitution therapy on a global scale.
13 July 2010

IDPC Drug Policy Guide now available in Russian!

IDPC is proud to announce that its Drug Policy Guide to national policy makers is now available in Russian. The Guide is now available on our website in English, Spanish and Russian, and will soon be available in French.
8 July 2010

Michel Kazatchkine to address Human Rights Rally at AIDS 2010 Conference in Vienna

Michel Kazatchkine, the Executive Director of the Global Fund, encourages all who will be attending the International AIDS Conference in Vienna to attend the Human Rights March and Rally on the 20th July 2010, calling the event a ''great opportunity to unite everyone involved in the fight against AIDS at a defining moment in the history of the response.”
24 June 2010

Mandatory death penalty for drug offences challenged in India

On 23rd June, the Bombay High Court admitted a petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 31 A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) that prescribes a mandatory death sentence for certain drug offences upon subsequent conviction.
31 May 2010

CICAD new drug strategy - a step forward

At its 47th regular session in May 2010, the OAS’s Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission adopted a new hemispheric drug strategy, replacing the last one adopted in 1996. Despite much skepticism as to what would be the final result, the strategy is in fact a significant step forward.