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HHS Counters the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act

After 107 years of drug war-induced misery and futility, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally reversed the legal remnants of the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act that…

The Obesity Pandemic: What can we do about it?

Obesity today is a global crisis; the number of cases is on a continuous rise. As per the WHO,  ‚Äúduring the years 1975 to 2016, the prevalence of overweight or…

Drug lawfare funds death squads in Honduras

Lawfare turns laws into weapons. No better example of lawfare exists than the never-ending saga of the South American Drug War. Drug lawfare is waged by the DEA and the…

A message from our Executive Director: Six drug policy takeaways from 2020

2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges and chaos. The global pandemic has been devastating and will have far-reaching consequences in the years to come. Global inequality – already…

A Globally Rising Burden of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites, Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a global health burden and it seems they are likely to maintain their status of being so in coming…