Why doctors should support regulated markets in illicit drugs

Why doctors should support regulated markets in illicit drugs

Drug policy affects health. Legalisation is needed not because drugs are safe but because they are risky, write members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Michel Kazatchkine, Pavel Bém, Helen Clark, and Ruth Dreifuss Doctors are well aware of the health risks associated with different illicit drugs.What is often underappreciated, though, is that however risky […]

Mylan to Commercialize Atomo Dx HIV Self-Tests in Low-, Middle-Income Nations

Mylan to Commercialize Atomo Dx HIV Self-Tests in Low-, Middle-Income Nations

NEW YORK (360Dx) — Atomo Diagnostics has signed an agreement to commercialize its CE-marked HIV self-tests in low- and middle-income nations with Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the companies announced today. Atomo’s tests use the firm’s AtomoRapid technology to detect the presence of HIV antibodies from a finger prick of blood and provides results within 15 minutes. To […]

Editorial: Fight against opioids hits new fronts

Editorial: Fight against opioids hits new fronts

Federal health officials say the death toll from opioid overdoses reached record levels, yet again, in the United States in 2017. But there are signs that the nation might be making some early headway against this epidemic. And the fight against overdoses may soon involve people who find themselves  unexpectedly thrust onto the front lines. […]

HIV on the rise in straight Australian men, Kirby Institute report

HIV on the rise in straight Australian men, Kirby Institute report

Worryingly, almost half of HIV-positive heterosexuals were living with the infection for years before it was detected (48 per cent). The rise in HIV among heterosexual was small but concerning, said the head of the Kirby Institute’s Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program and co-author of the report, Professor Rebecca Guy. One in 10 of all […]

1131 HIV-free babies born in four years: RTI data

1131 HIV-free babies born in four years: RTI data

The Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS) of civic body has provided a data stating 1,131 HIV-free babies were born in the city, in the past four years. The data has been given as a response to the Right To Information (RTI) query. Since May 2015 till July 2018, the MDACS has reported the birth […]

ANGER AS DONATED HIV DRUGS ARE BLOCKED

ANGER AS DONATED HIV DRUGS ARE BLOCKED

ANGER AS DONATED HIV DRUGS ARE BLOCKED newsdzeZimbabweNewsdzeZimbabwe skip to main | skip to sidebar ANGER AS DONATED HIV DRUGS ARE BLOCKED Saturday, September 22, 2018  NewsdzeZimbabwe   LIFE-SAVING drugs worth millions of dollars, donated by the Global Fund, could soon go to waste after they were reportedly blocked from distribution and quarantined at government […]

State slow to release records about CVS contract for HIV drug program

State slow to release records about CVS contract for HIV drug program

The Ohio Department of Health says it isn’t purposely delaying release of documents related to a mailing last year that could have publicly identified 6,000 HIV-positive Ohioans. But others have their doubts. It has been more than 10 weeks since The Dispatch requested records relating to the department’s decisions that led to the mailing by CVS, […]

SF's new HIV cases hit record low, but disparities widening among groups

SF's new HIV cases hit record low, but disparities widening among groups

Aggressive efforts to end transmission of HIV are paying off in San Francisco, where public health officials are reporting record-low new cases, and the city is far outpacing national trends that show much narrower declines. But at both the local and national level, disparities among age, race and gender groups are becoming more pronounced. Inequalities […]

MPs call for NHS funding for HIV prevention drug

MPs call for NHS funding for HIV prevention drug

Leading UK politicians have called for an HIV prevention drug to be made available across the NHS, after a court ruling paved the way for cheap generic versions of Gilead’s Truvada. Conservative MPs Crispin Blunt and Nigel Evans, and Labour’s Stephen Doughty said that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be made available across the NHS […]

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