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The CDPE publishes blog posts on current and relevant topics in the field of drug policy, as well as press releases related to high profile reports and publications that we produce.

Category: Press Release
Posted: August 7 2018
Author: CDPE

As the Government of Ontario reviews the evidence on supervised consumption services, a new commentary in CMAJ calls for the continued operation of diverse service models and for future research to evaluate which models work best for different populations and settings, rather than the already answered question of whether supervised consumption is effective in reducing drug-related harms.

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Category: Press Release
Posted: July 30 2018
Author: CDPE

A Toronto-based drug policy research and communications group housed at St. Michael’s Hospital has unveiled its new identity.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: July 25 2018
Author: CDPE

The Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation (CDPE), formerly the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP), welcomes you to our new and improved website!

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: May 7 2018
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

For the sixth consecutive year, a side event was held at the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to continue the global discussion on reprioritizing the objectives and indicators used to evaluate drug policies.

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Category: Press Release
Posted: July 14 2017
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

Recommendations from a meeting of over 200 policymakers, public health officials, law enforcement professionals, researchers, people who use drugs, and community organizers provides an innovative roadmap to improve Canada’s policy response to illegal drugs over the coming ten years.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: June 28 2017
Author: Tara Marie Watson, Caleb Chepesiuk, and Nazlee Maghsoudi, Members of Canadian National Working Group on Drug Checking

With growing international attention on the impacts and broad potential of drug checking services, a number of events at HR17 featured research findings and frontline experience with this harm reduction intervention.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: May 23 2017
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

Side event held at the 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs offers insights into how drug policy indicators could aid in achieving the sustainable development agenda.

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Category: Press Release
Posted: May 17 2017
Author: CDPE

Collaboration between leading international scientific body and Canada’s premiere academic institution on global policy issues outlines four scenarios for how national governments could respond to questions of treaty compliance raised by their pursuit of domestic reform of cannabis policies.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 14 2016
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy strongly supports Health Canada’s decision to once again allow doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin for the treatment of individuals with severe opioid addiction.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: March 31 2016
Author: Victoria Sinclair

Overcoming my addiction to heroin as a teenager was the most challenging thing I have ever done, but a national drug policy that didn’t put health first only made it more difficult.

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