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EURAD is a European non profit drug policy Foundation that advocates a prevention and recovery oriented drug policy at national and international levels.
The International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health, which is organized by the Turkish Green Crescent Society in collaboration with the UNODC, the Pompidou Group Council of Europe, the EMCDDA, the Turkish Ministry of Health and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) will take place on September 29th – October 1st, 2014 in Istanbul. Read more about Only 2 weeks until the International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health in Istanbul, Turkey
The Council of the European Union has recommended four more substances be placed under control from next month. Read more about EU places further psychoactive substances under control from next month
Between 1992 and 2012, opioid dispensing increased 15-fold (500,000 to 7.5 million) and the corresponding cost to the Australian government increased 32-fold ($8.5 million to $271 million). Opioid-related harms also increased; opioid-related hospitalisations increased from 605 to 1464 cases (1998-2009), outnumbering hospitalisations due to heroin poisonings since 2001. Deaths due to accidental poisoning (pharmaceutical opioids and illicit substances combined) increased from 151 to 266 (2002-2011), resulting in a rise in the death rate of 0.78 to 1.19 deaths/100,000 population over 10 years. Death rates increased 1.8 fold in males and 1.4 fold in females. Read more about An overview of the patterns of prescription opioid use, costs and related harms in Australia
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