EUROPEAN DRUG REPORT 2016 — HIGHLIGHTS

EMCDDA highlights new health risks as products and patterns of use change

Europe’s drug market remains resilient, says the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) today as it launches in Lisbon its European Drug Report 2016: Trends and Developments,

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Preventing opioid overdose deaths with take-home naloxone

Upcoming ISCTE-IUL–EMCDDA Summer School: 27 June–8 July 2016

Registration opens for fifth European drugs summer school

This year the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EMCDDA will be hosting the fifth European drugs summer school (EDSS) from 27 June to 8 July. Registration opens today...

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Comorbidity of substance use and mental disorders in Europe

Comorbidity of substance use and mental disorders in Europe

New EMCDDA report explores combined mental health and substance use disorders

The co-existence of mental illness and psychoactive drug or other substance use problems — otherwise known as ‘comorbidity’ or ‘dual diagnosis’ — is an issue which has been on the radar of the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) for over a decade (1).

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EMCDDA hosts fourth annual Reitox week

Over 40 countries attend 2015 Reitox week in Lisbon

Representatives of candidate, potential candidate and neighbouring countries of the EU are joining members of the EMCDDA’s Reitox network in Lisbon today for the kick-off of the agency’s fourth Reitox week.

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EMCDDA co-hosts ‘Testing the waters 2015’

The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) is co-hosting next week in Ascona, Switzerland, the second international conference on wastewater analysis: ‘Testing the waters 2015’.

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EMCDDA–Europol 2017 Annual Report on the implementation of Council Decision 2005/387/JHA

Preventing blood-borne viruses in prison settings: ECDC and EMCDDA guidance

People in prison experience a higher burden of communicable diseases such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV often linked to a history of injecting drug use. In addition, incarceration can result in a higher risk of transmission of communicable diseases, due to factors such as overcrowding, poor healthcare facilities and delayed diagnosis.

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World Hepatitis Day 2018

Every year, on 28 July, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases it causes. The day unites patient organisations, governments, medical professionals, civil society, industry and the general public to boost the global profile of viral hepatitis. This year, the WHO will focus on the theme: ‘Test. Treat. Hepatitis’ affirming that timely testing and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C can save lives.

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