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Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

Open Society Voices

Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015 | by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

A new report details the abuse, humiliation, and lack of medical care endured by people seeking drug treatment in Puerto Rico.

Grantee Spotlight

How Drug Companies and Bad Patents Put Lives at Risk

May 20, 2015 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

By manipulating a system meant to reward innovation, Big Pharma keeps prices high and competition away.

How Catalonia Became Spain’s Laboratory for Smarter Drug Policies

May 12, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

A new report examines how the autonomous region implemented a community-driven, public health approach to its heroin epidemic and created a new model for legal cannabis consumption.

Europe Celebrates a String of Trans Rights Victories

May 11, 2015 | by Anna Kirey

From Malta to Finland, trans rights advocates are hailing a series of wins that have been a long time coming.

An Innovative Drug Policy That Works

April 20, 2015 | by Jamie Wood

A program that sends people convicted of low-level drug and sex work crimes to community-based services instead of jail is off to a good start in Seattle.

Punish the Sex Worker or the Client? You’re Asking the Wrong Question

April 14, 2015 | by Sebastian Kohn

Across the world, the political left and right have inspired new populist support to end the demand for sex work through criminalization. This threatens the rights, health, safety, and wishes of sex workers.

The Simple Funding Fix That Could Dramatically Reduce Drug-Related Deaths

April 2, 2015 | by Fionnuala Murphy

A new campaign argues that countless lives could be saved by redirecting just a sliver of funding from drug enforcement toward harm reduction.

Grantee Spotlight

From Medicine to Passports, Mediators Help Ukraine’s Roma Get What They Need

March 13, 2015 | by Zola Kondur

During a time of change, a group bridges the gap between Ukraine’s disenfranchised minority and social services.

When Training People to Prevent Drug Overdoses, Less Can Be More

March 2, 2015 | by Roxanne Saucier

The best way to teach people who use drugs to inject the anti-overdose medicine naloxone is to keep the lessons quick and to the point.

A Striking Defeat for U.S. Government’s Anti-Prostitution Pledge

February 24, 2015 | by Sebastian Krueger

A U.S. federal court has found that the free speech rights of American public health organizations don’t stop at the border.

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