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High hepatitis C virus prevalence and incidence in a community cohort of young heroin injectors in a context of extensive harm reduction programmes -- Vallejo et al. -- Journal of Epidemiology & Co...

High hepatitis C virus prevalence and incidence in a community cohort of young heroin injectors in a context of extensive harm reduction programmes -- Vallejo et al. -- Journal of Epidemiology & Co... | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
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The Great Pot Experiment

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Legalization keeps rolling ahead. But because of years of government roadblocks on research, we don’t know nearly enough about the dangers of marijuana—or the benefits
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Sofosbuvir-based therapy effective for hepatitis C patients with decompensated cirrhosis

Sofosbuvir-based therapy effective for hepatitis C patients with decompensated cirrhosis | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
Interferon-free regimens containing sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) plus simeprevir (Olysio)
cured about three-quarters of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients with
advanced cirrhosis and MELD scores >10 in the real-world HCV-TARGET
study, researchers reported at the European Association for the Study of the
Liver (EASL) 50th International Liver Congress last month in Vienna.

The sustained response rate in HCV-TARGET fell to 39% for genotype 3,
but another study found that 70% of genotype 3 patients
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Biblioteca Ibero-americana sobre Drogas e Dependências (BIDD)

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Community-academic partnerships in HIV-related research: a systematic literature review of theory and practice | Journal of the International AIDS Society

Community-academic partnerships in HIV-related research: a systematic literature review of theory and practice | Journal of the International AIDS Society | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
Community-academic partnerships in HIV-related research: a systematic literature review of theory and practice
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I'm the Evidence: Naloxone Works! (France) - YouTube

Video produced as a result of "Training of Peer Distribution of Naloxone and Video Advocacy", organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-5, 2014, by Eurasi...
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Stigma: Time for a Hard Conversation - International Journal of Drug Policy

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Call for medical injection centres for drug users

Call for medical injection centres for drug users | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
Draft legislation may be brought before Government in second quarter of next year

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ReGenUC's curator insight, December 17, 2014 8:37 PM

Citing Ana Liffey Drug Project's Tony Duffin on the organisation's advocacy for the establishment of a MSIC in Dublin.

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Cannabis policy reform in Europe

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Cannabis policy reform in Europe - Drug Law Reform in Latin America
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HCV prevention campaigns need to focus on reducing frequency of injecting drug use involving sharing of equipment

HCV prevention campaigns need to focus on reducing frequency of injecting drug use involving sharing of equipment | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
Sharing injecting
equipment is associated with a low per-event probability of hepatitis C virus
(HCV) transmission, Australian investigators report in the online journal PLOS ONE. Their analysis also showed
that sharing injecting equipment with someone with hepatitis C had a
transmission probability of up to 6%, depending on factors such as cleaning of
equipment and HCV viral load. Because the per-event probability was so low, the
investigators believe that HCV prevention campaigns should focus
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EMCDDA | Preventing fatal overdoses: a systematic review of the effectiveness of take-home naloxone

EMCDDA | Preventing fatal overdoses: a systematic review of the effectiveness of take-home naloxone | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it

The evidence from the 21 studies analysed shows that educational and training interventions for peers and family members, complemented by take-home naloxone, may help decrease overdose-related mortality.


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Innovation Born of Necessity: Pioneering Drug Policy in Catalonia

Innovation Born of Necessity: Pioneering Drug Policy in Catalonia | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
This report follows the evolution of two of the region’s drug policy solutions: its health- and rights-based approach to drug treatment and harm reduction, and its model for safely legalizing the market for cannabis.
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The Impact of Drug Policy on Women

The Impact of Drug Policy on Women | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
Across the globe, the failure of the war on drugs has come at an enormous cost to women. Punitive drug laws and policies pose a heavy burden on women and, in turn, on the children for whom women are often the principal caregivers.
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The new drug warriors

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THE war on drugs, it seems, is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis, the world’s favourite illicit drug. Four states have...
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L'Assemblée nationale vote l'expérimentation des « salles de shoot »

L'Assemblée nationale vote l'expérimentation des « salles de shoot » | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
Ces salles, déjà expérimentées dans d'autres pays, sont destinées à des toxicomanes majeurs, qui se droguent dans des conditions d'hygiène précaires.
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France has approved drug consumption rooms.

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Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 | Harm Reduction International

Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 | Harm Reduction International | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
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Paris: La «salle de shoot» revient sur le tapis, boulevard de la Chapelle

Paris: La «salle de shoot» revient sur le tapis, boulevard de la Chapelle | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
Verra-t-elle le jour en 2015? Anne Hidalgo comme l’association Gaïa, qui pourrait gérer cette future salle de consommation de drogues à moindre risque, l’espèrent…
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Assessing the harms of cannabis cultivation in Belgium

Over the last three decades, the supply side of the worldwide cannabis market has changed significantly. Numerous countries around the world have switched from importing foreign cannabis to domestically producing their own supplies.
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"Most harms of cannabis cultivation result from current criminalizing policies."

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EMCDDA | Fact sheet 3/2015: New EMCDDA trendspotter study explores online supply of drugs

EMCDDA | Fact sheet 3/2015: New EMCDDA trendspotter study explores online supply of drugs | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
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The road to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016 | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control

The road to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016 | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
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A BRIEF TIMELINE OF NALOXONE FOR REFERENCE

A BRIEF TIMELINE OF NALOXONE FOR REFERENCE | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
 1961:  Naloxone was first cited by Jack Fishman and researched by Harold Blumberg in 1961. The synthesis stated that although naloxone was not the first and only opioid antagonist it was however t...
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Cannabis social clubs in Spain: legalisation without commercialisation | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control

Cannabis social clubs in Spain: legalisation without commercialisation | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control | Drug use, public health & harm reduction | Scoop.it
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