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International Narcotics Control Board – another U.S. dominated body that ignores evidence-based solutions
March 4, 2007, 6:04 pm
Filed under: Drug Politics

An excellent report by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute finds that the International Narcotics Control Board block effictive HIV prevention among drug users.

Seems the INCB takes its drug control policing role a little too fanatically and its service-for-the-benefit-of-citizen’s well-being spits in the face of science and proven harm reduction programs when it comes to the health of drug users. Outside of Africa, some one in three HIV infections are among people who inject drugs, yet the INCB does nothing to play a role in stopping this injection-driven HIV epidemic. In fact, it tries to pressure other UN organizations to get in line with its evidence-ignoring stance in rejecting harm reduction solutions.

Obtain the Feb.2007 report, Closed to Reason: The International Narcotics Control Board and HIV/AIDS, here.

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