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Policing Associated With Higher HIV Risks Among People Who Inject Drugs

Police interactions are associated with higher HIV risks for people who inject drugs, according to new research. An analysis of…

November 24, 2020

The Price of Silence: Women, Tobacco and Clinical Gaps in India

As I wait to interview respiratory physicians in a high-end private medical clinic in Chennai, a sprawling metropolis in the…

November 23, 2020

My Friend Was Abducted Into Forced Addiction Treatment in Mexico

In the early days of October, Shawn* was detained by police in the city of Mexicali, the capital of Baja…

November 17, 2020

UK on the Brink of a Psychedelic Therapy Revolution

Bristol, the English city that produced street artist Banksy, will soon see the opening of the world’s first psychedelic-assisted therapy…

November 16, 2020

How the US Facilitates Philippines’ Mass Drug Prosecutions

The United States is implicated in the Philippines' violent drug war, revamped by in 2016 by President Rodrigo Duterte and…

November 10, 2020

COPD Patients Who Switch From Smoking to Vaping See Long-Term Benefits

Researchers at the Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR*) in Catania, Italy have just published a…

November 9, 2020

The Birth of Harm Reduction Informs the World’s Need for Safer Nicotine

It was 1986 in the UK. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, and in wood-paneled rooms near the Houses of Parliament,…

November 5, 2020

Major Report Assesses the Global State of Harm Reduction

There are approximately 11.3 million people who inject drugs around the world. A new nation with that many residents would…

October 28, 2020

Alberta Government Rejects Safe Supply, Bets Heavily on Abstinence

As an experienced harm reduction nurse in Alberta, Corey Ranger has been on the front lines of the overdose crisis.…

October 26, 2020

The Unfolding Tragedy of India’s Vape Prohibition

Born and raised in Mumbai, Aditi Sharma now lives in Pune, a sprawling city in the western Indian state of…

October 22, 2020