Tag Archives: Global Commission on Drug Policy

Calling for a war on drugs ceasefire: A talk about harm reduction policies, and policy harm reductions . . .

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When members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy launched their report Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work last week, they did so, as J. Stephen Morrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies noted Thursday, in the midst of a busy news week (“a crowded geopolitical field,” Morrison said). Still, the […]

Decriminalize drug use, production and transport in the name of public health and safety, global panel says

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With recommendations that include ending criminalization of drug use, decriminalizing and regulating some currently illicit drugs, and ending imprisonment of farmers and couriers involved in illicit drug production and transport, an international panel of government, health, academic and business leaders released a report today urging a global approach to drug control that prioritizes public health […]

TAG scrutinizes research, policy and prices, Paul Ryan eyes foreign aid, the Global Commission on Drug Policy highlights Hepatitis, and more . . . We’re reading pieces that deserve a second look

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TAGline– Treatment Action Group takes a skeptical look at research and policy in its April Fools Day-released TAGline, highlighting issues, requiring “some degree of advocacy to remedy and ensure that the jokes don’t remain on us.” Among them, publicly funded research that leads to breakthroughs at private pharmaceutical companies that leads to high priced products, […]