Access to Medicines
The Open Society Foundations support efforts to increase access to essential medicines for people in developing countries, so that everyone can benefit from affordable, safe, and effective treatment.
The World Must Learn from Hong Kong’s Example
While many policymakers work to control heroin dependence, Hong Kong stands out. A new report explains why—and offers lessons to public officials hoping to follow its example.
The War on Drugs Is Holding Science Back
The Schedule 1 drug law classification used by the United Kingdom and the United States slows scientific knowledge and human progress in the name of a discredited approach to regulating drugs.
Ending Latin America’s Crisis of Avoidable Pain
Decades of failed drug policies have turned many patients in Latin America into collateral damage. States must do more to ensure people can get the palliative care they need.
The Dire Consequences of Slashing U.S. Global HIV Assistance
The Trump administration’s proposed cuts for programs devoted to fighting this disease would cost innocent lives as well as U.S. global influence.
Learning from Italy’s Lead on Naloxone
Twenty years ago, doctors responded to a rise in drug overdoses by making the lifesaving medicine available over the counter. What lessons can Italy offer other nations grappling with opioid crises today?
Fighting Corruption in Health Care? There’s an App for That
Teams of coders and journalists from Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan recently took part in a hackathon to address abuses in government procurement of medicines.
In the Fight against AIDS, People Who Inject Drugs Are Being Left Behind
Until we direct more resources towards harm reduction, we’ll never achieve the goal of ending AIDS.
Will Brexit Make Britons Less Healthy?
Pro-Brexit leaders claimed that by leaving the European Union, the UK could shore up the National Health Service. Instead, they may have imperiled it.