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New U.S. anti-drug policy stresses treatment and prevention

The White House unveiled a new drug policy strategy that veers away from imposing heavy prison sentences for illicit drug use and focuses instead on prevention and treatment. Officials said the new approach looks at drug addiction as a treatable disease rather than a crime. “For US drug policy, this is nothing short of a revolution…

Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – While Mexico grapples with relentless drug-related violence, a group of Mexican scientists is working on a vaccine that could reduce addiction to one of the world’s most notorious narcotics: heroin. Researchers at the country’s National Institute of Psychiatry say they have successfully tested the vaccine on…