Navigation Links
IAS urges Russian government to radically reassess counterproductive drug policies
Date:6/27/2011

28 June 2011. Geneva, Switzerland. As Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the Russian state Duma, calls for a "total war on drugs" to tackle Russia's growing drug problem, the International AIDS Society (IAS) urges the Russian government to radically reassess its approach to drug policy, and to accept that the war on drugs has failed dramatically from both a law enforcement and a public health perspective.

Under new laws being drawn up by the Russian parliament, injecting drug users would be forced into treatment or jailed, while drug dealers would be sent to forced labour camps. These new measures contradict the recommendations of the recent report by the Global Commission on Drugs Policy, which clearly states that there must be a shift away from criminalizing drugs and incarcerating those who use them, and which calls on policy makers to "end the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but who do no harm to others."

These new measures also ignore existing solid scientific evidence demonstrating that harm reduction programmes, including Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), are effective in keeping injecting drug users (IDUs) in treatment programmes, reducing risky behaviors and mitigating a wide range of health and social consequences of drug dependence.

Outside of sub-Saharan Africa, injecting drug use accounts for approximately one in three new cases of HIV. In some areas of rapid HIV spread, such as in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, injecting drug use is the primary cause of new HIV infections. Legal barriers to scientifically proven prevention services such as needle and syringe programs and opioid substitution therapy (OST) mean hundreds of thousands of people become infected with HIV and Hepatitis C every year. The effectiveness of these programmes is well-documented, though access to such interventions is often limited in those locations where HIV is spreading most rapidly. According to vario
'/>"/>

Contact: Lindsey Rodger
lindsey.rodger@iasociety.org
International AIDS Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs
2. Invest in childrens health, urges former US Surgeon General
3. International AIDS Society urges world leaders at UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS to integrate a fourth pillar -- HIV cure research -- into the global response to the epidemic
4. Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe
5. Research!America urges Congress: Support medical research in 2012 budget
6. Have Cataracts? Get Surgery, Woman Urges
7. Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges
8. Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt
9. Government urges universal flu vaccinations
10. FDA Urges Limiting Antibiotics in Meat
11. APS urges greater federal investment in energy research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Discount ... Reward, a local organization that provides services to veterans ... Located on a couple hundred acres in the hills ... world class fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, skeet ... years ago to support U.S. Service men and women, ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... TheHardwareCity.com now stocks MagnoGrip Pro Utility Magnetic ... Customers of the large online tool shop enjoy a ... to their home or workplace with free shipping. , ... heavy duty magnets, which make work easier. The patented ... metal parts on the back of their hand, including ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 A substantial percentage of ... tomography (CT) to evaluate abnormal findings on outpatient ... according to a new study published online in ... findings show that radiologist recommendations for additional imaging ... patient care. , RAIs, which have grown 200 ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Recently, BambooFlooringChina.com, ... durable strand woven bamboo flooring collection , and launched ... 25%. The promotion is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. ... woven bamboo is the hardest bamboo flooring available today; ... resembling that of traditional teak hardwoods. Strand woven bamboo ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com’s new collection of 2015 ... total of 1,000 new designs in this collection, and ... 2015. , AngelWeddingDress.com promises to provide the ... wardrobe essentials while many fashion trends come and go. ... service team at AngelWeddingDress.com is ready to assist. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Discount Labels Donates Portion of November Sales to Hero Reward Program 2Health News:MagnoGrip Pro Utility Magnetic Gloves on Sale at TheHardwareCity.com 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com Announced Its Durable Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring Collection 2Health News:2015 Spring Wedding Dresses From AngelWeddingDress Just Released 2
... Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against the development and ... mice. This is the major finding of a ... ,The study was a collaborative effort by researchers ... of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Massachusetts ...
... tax dollars are being spent to demolish vacant houses and ... Ohio . ,The hope is the tough, blue-collar ... way parks may grow, crime may drop and property values ... and population numbers may stabilize or grow. The city estimates ...
... stop drinking. ,According to dailysnack.com, Spears has already been told ... liver and other organs. ,Her counsellor John Sundahl ... think you will live. If you don't want to get sober ... "She wants to stop. She's changed her life in another direction ...
... Ministerial Council (ANZFRMC) has responded to calls from the AMA ... fortification of flour for bread making. ,ANZFRMC now requires ... making to be implemented by 2009. ,Chair of ... said today that the AMA has been calling for mandatory ...
... climaxed Sunday with a vibrant Pride Parade.Thousands of people ... the city's Pride Parade, Canada's largest gay pride celebration. ... is known internationally for its elaborate costumes and floats.It ... and gender identities, histories and cultures. ,The parade ...
... over increasing lack of hygiene in hospitals, resulting in a ... superbugs. ,At least 30,000 U.S. hospital patients ... time, according to a survey released Monday by the Association ... estimate is about 10 times the rate that some health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay 2Health News:Civic Authorities in US Seek to Stem Urban Decay 2Health News:Biggest Gay Pride Celebration in Toronto 2Health News:US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs 2Health News:US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs 3Health News:US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs 4
(Date:12/19/2014)... CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... ;  Sorrento), an oncology company developing new treatments ... a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary Neukoplast ® ... therapy, announced today that the companies have entered ... generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies for the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Somewhere between dropping five pounds ... forgotten. But Audicus , a next-generation hearing aids ... new year. Hearing loss is the third ... though it is often unaddressed. Forty-eight million Americans have ... hearing aid, mainly due to price. Hearing aids traditionally ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014  Sage Analytics ( www.sageanalytics.com ... equipment for the testing of marijuana potency and ... new Luminary™ Profiler, the industry,s first product suite ... a cost-effective, portable unit. Designed from ... of the cannabis industry, the Luminary™ Profiler utilizes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5Audicus Will Help People Resolve to Hear Better in 2015 2Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2
... asset tracking electronically. Using this economical solution, RFID ... will be tracked. A service cart, or other ... and a portable PC. The reader and antenna ... 6 inches. One person can wheel this cart ...
Radianse indoor positioning supports healthcare asset management with a way to locate medical equipment, devices and other portable assets....
... hospitals with a suite of ... their supplies, drugs, assets, and ... all manual compliance from operations, ... iRIS, or Intelligent Radio-Frequency Inventory ...
Agility can facilitate bed and room management through business process optimization using RFID technology. Bed and room management may be integrated with other AgileTrac products....
Medicine Products: