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Drug users’ families demand end to “war on drugs”

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 21 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2252
  1. Richard Hurley, features and debates editor, The BMJ
  1. New York

The families of dead users of illicit drugs protested outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday 18 April, the day before the start of an emergency three day special meeting of the UN general assembly (UNGASS2016) to discuss the global drug problem, the first since 1998.

“There is a hollow ring to this UN meeting’s slogan, ‘A better tomorrow for today’s youth,’ for these are families whose lives have been wrecked by the global drug war,” said Jane …

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