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High Hep C Rates Linked to Drug Policy Failures. A report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 17 states had high rates of Hep C because they lacked laws and Medicaid policies to prevent drug users from being infected with the ...
Both [Adam] Winstock [a consultant addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Global Drug Survey] and [Brad] Burge [from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (Maps)] said that the findings indicate a need for Drug Policy reform ...
protesters hold placards during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the "extrajudicial killings" under Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Social Circle has a zero-tolerance Drug Policy when it comes to public transit and paratransit employees, those who drive and dispatch buses.
Actor Ethan Embry Marks 6 Years Sober, Speaks Out Against Sessions' Drug Policy. By Victoria Kim 05/23/17. Embry took to twitter shortly before his sober anniversary to denounce AG Jeff Sessions' mandatory minimum sentencing directive.
"You can't be riding around intoxicated, high, drinking or anything like that," Pulaski County Justice of the peace Robert Green said.
Critics bemoaning Session's recent guidance to prosecutors are missing the point: It's time for Congress to do its job and overhaul our approach to federal Drug Policy. Many states have proven they're up to the task, and conservative lawmakers should ...
The president's budget, released Tuesday, reduces funding for the Office of National Drug Policy (ONDCP) by $11 million, a 3-percent cut.
Because of OSHA Does your drug testing policy deter or discourage a reasonable employee from accurately reporting a workplace injury?
(1 of ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seen at the Justice Department directed Federal Prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects in drug cases.
law enforcement officials say the White House's Drug Policy office is playing a crucial role in combating the opiate crisis by coordinating efforts between federal, state and local agencies, administering grants and researching how to deal with the ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' effort to return federal Drug Policy to a harsh and unsuccessful past is in full swing.
WASHINGTON: India is expected to roll out a new Drug Policy and devise rules for clinical trials that may bring new projects to the country, a top Indian official have said.
India is expected to roll out a new Drug Policy and devise rules for clinical trials that may bring new projects to the country, a top Indian official have said.
Given the population of China and the fact that 8-10% of people globally have a rare disease, the market for orphan drugs could be enormous.
Dr. Carl Hart, a Drug Policy Alliance board member and the chairman of Columbia University's psychology department, was in the country for a Drug Policy forum hosted by the University of The Philippines. At the event, he challenged unfounded scientific ...
Without a fully operational office steering the national conversation on how to treat and prevent opioid dependence generally, Drug Policy experts worry Jeff Sessions will be the de facto "drug czar," the term generally used to describe the head of the ...
High Hep C Rates Linked to Drug Policy Failures. A report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 17 states had high rates of Hep C because they lacked laws and Medicaid policies to prevent drug users from being infected with the ...
For Canada, which has long been progressive in its Drug Policy, cannabis legalisation should continue to reduce the harm created by the illicit drug trade.
He outlines market-based policy responses and concludes, "In the end, the president does not need a sweeping prescription Drug Policy. He needs some carefully crafted initiatives in targeted areas." What is needed are modernized incentives and ...
That war on drugs, which included tough sentencing for offenders, was declared a resounding failure by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The Trump administration today promised "fresh strategies" and to work closely with Mexico to refocus anti-drug ...
The senator and former prosecutor blasted Trump's attorney general for reviving the war on Drugs.
President Donald Trump has made it clear that he believes drug trafficking is primarily a border control issue, and that solving the drug crisis is as simple as constructing a massive wall along the Southern border.
Much in line with the administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to be building a wall of his own, albeit metaphorically, to prevent any work between Republicans and Democrats on criminal justice reform - and it just got 10 feet higher ...
The Trump administration's get-tough drug enforcement policy aims to set the tone for the rest of country by projecting a distaste for leniency and an embrace of mandatory minimum prison sentences.
As a coordinating body for the nation's drug control effort, ONDCP has always had the unique ability to plan, elevate, and execute the vision of the president when it comes to Drug Policy. The programs ONDCP lead have modernized public health and ...
Carl Hart, one of the world's leading neuroscientists and chair of the psychology department at Columbia University, was forced to cut a trip to The Philippines ...
The harsh treatment of low-level drug offenders ruins lives and destroys communities. It should be on the scrap heap of history. Instead, the Trump administration is bringing it back.
Sheldon Whitehouse said at a news conference Tuesday in Washington that the proposed cuts to the federal Drug Policy office and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program "make no sense.
Harris said criminal justice reform should be equitable and U.S. Drug Policy should treat addiction as a disease rather than as a crime.
Even in the areas of the manifesto concerning mental health, policing and prisons - all areas wherein Drug Policy plays a key component - there remains no overt mention to the manner in which updated drug policies could create benefits in these sectors.
On Tuesday, the Drug Policy Alliance held a rally against Sessions' war-on-drug-like policies outside of the Justice Department, that included members of advocacy group The Sentencing Project, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Open ...
We should make no mistake that the purpose of Sessions' push for non-leniency is to drive the number of Black and brown people entering prisons and jails, and is also an attempt to undo any progressive Drug Policy implemented by former Attorney General ...
The programs reportedly targeted are not without their critics - the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit that advocates against enforcement-heavy Drug Policy and "Just Say No"-style prevention programs, has said it supports the cuts. Initiatives like the ...
The Trump administration's proposal to effectively eliminate the Office Of National Drug Control Policy, the main agency coordinating federal Drug Policy, has earned some unlikely backup from drug-policy advocates who view it as part of the problem ...
The Trump era of drug enforcement has officially arrived, and it sounds a lot like the old days. The message came this week in the form of a memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to all Federal Prosecutors: Stop seeking leniency for low-level drug ...
The facebook page of women on Web, an organization that helps women across the world obtain abortion pills, was reportedly deleted over "the promotion or encouragement of drug use," the Guardian reports, marking the second time that the social network ...
The efforts of former minister of justice Paiboon Koomchaya to radically reform Thailand's long-failing drug laws were a chance for the current government to do something of value that would not only correct a policy that has for decades been proved an ...
"Governor Christie has 0% credibility on Drug Policy, or any other policy, for that matter," Altieri said. "When it comes to cannabis' relationship to opioids from real-world experience, not bluster and rhetoric, states that have medicinal and ...
The Drug Policy office is seen as playing a crucial role in combating the opiate crisis. It makes sure federal agencies are on the same page in fighting addiction, administers grants and conducts research into how best to deal with the epidemic ...
On April 26, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), together with some of its strongest supporters, gathered to celebrate the career and resignation of the organization's Founder and Executive Director, Ethan Nadelman.
In October, the Drug Policy Alliance's International Drug Policy Reform Conference, will convene in Atlanta. The Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more ...
"Given national efforts to escalate a failed approach to Drug Policy, these state proposals reveal a continuing appetite for reform in Colorado.
The Drug Policy office is seen as playing a crucial role in combating the opiate crisis. It makes sure federal agencies are on the same page in fighting addiction, administers grants and conducts research into how best to deal with the epidemic ...
Drug Policy think tank Transform have published their reform manifesto for the upcoming UK election. 'A Manifesto for Drug Policy Reform: Protecting Families, Reducing crime,' includes recommendations intended to reduce drug related harms that are ...
The letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein titled "Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI" is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
The letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein titled "Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI" is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
SENATORS HAVE APPROVED legislation to set up supervised injecting centres - the latest in a polarising debate on how addiction should be handled in Ireland.
The letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein titled "Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI" is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017.


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