TASMANIA Police have acknowledged the island state could never be immune to the Ice scourge that is ravaging the nation and put outlaw motorcycle gangs on notice that they are squarely in the sights of law-enforcement agencies.
Police say post (not ferry) main trafficking route.
For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care,buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
A very brief, but useful argument for the effectiveness of maintenance therapy. See also our earlier post on increasing prescriptions of suboxone in Scotland: http://sco.lt/73e7VZ.
A number of reports, most recently Victorian and NSW crime statistics, show crime rates are falling. But as election time looms in these states, their governments' focus on tough law-and-order policies…
Highlighting the need for greater attention to prevention and treatment, as opposed to punishment. Co-authored by the ANCD's Gino Vumbaca.
MOSCOW - The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded today in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session, regarded as one of the most successful in the WHO FCTC’s history.
A Sydney doctor on the frontline of the crystal meth or ice scourge says education and prevention is the key to combating the epidemic. Last night, the Four Corners program highlighted a desperate lack of treatment services in regional areas and the under-resourced police force struggling to cope. Professor Gordian Fulde from St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney says its crucial education is part of the solution.
More follow-up to Monday's 4Corners story, citing St Vincents' Gordian Fulde.
Family physician and illicit drugs expert Dr Fernando Caudevilla has taken doctor-patient confidence to a whole new level. For the past 18 months, 40-year-old Caudevilla has donated his spare time providing tailored harm reduction advice to users of the illicit drug markets on the so-called dark web.