Public Health Program
A New Dawn for Pain Relief in Ukraine: Access to Oral Morphine
Patients in Ukraine have long suffered from severe restrictions on pain medications. But a new Ukrainian policy promises some measure of relief, and a significant first step toward adequate care.
Open Society Voices
A new report from the Organization of American States envisions possibilities for ending the war on drugs and introducing policies rooted in public health and human rights.
Violations of human rights in health care are widespread in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. A series of how-to manuals offers lawyers, patients, and health officials tools for ensuring proper treatment and care for all.
If compulsory treatment of people with drug dependence has been condemned by jurists as unconstitutional and by health care professionals as a complete absurdity—why would the Brazilian government support such an approach?