Items tagged with ketamine

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Ketamine should be kept off worldwide illegal drugs list, doctors say [02.09.2016] The powerful tranquiliser ketamine should be kept off a worldwide illegal drugs list despite it being abused by clubbers, doctors are arguing. They s...
TNI at CND 2016: reports from Vienna [21.03.2016] The Transnational Institute (TNI) attended the 59th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna from the 14-22nd March. The CND negotiat...
Not just a party drug: no ketamine means no surgery in some developing countries [03.03.2016] My supply of ketamine is under threat. I’m not a recreational drug taker. I’m an anaesthetist, and for me ketamine is medicine. In rural hospitals in...
Elite ‘African Group’ in Vienna undermines AU drug policy [06.02.2016] South Africa’s mission in Vienna submitted a minority reactionary “African Group” (AG) position on drug policy to the United Nations, despite the Afr...
The Ketamine Connection [10.07.2015] For decades, ketamine was only manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. Technically, it was too complicated to be made by amateur chemists. But in t...
The 2015 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [14.06.2015] The international drug control regime is facing the most profound challenge of its existence. Member states have for some time been experimenting wit...
The new drug warriors [01.05.2015] The war on drugs is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis. America’s change of heart has led many to wonder if t...
Dr. Lochan Naidoo - A frank conversation about drugs [29.03.2015] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Dr Lochan Naidoo, became a member of International Doctors for Healthier Drug Poli...
Ketamine: why not everyone wants a ban [13.03.2015] China is proposing there should be a worldwide ban on ketamine - the drug that can lead to users needing to have their bladders removed. But ketamine...
The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it [09.03.2015] Judge Gerard Hogan made an unexpected decision to allow for the possession of some drugs in a ruling on an appeal with the backing of two of his judi...
The war on ketamine [08.03.2015] In a dispute that pits the war on drugs against global health needs — and one UN agency against another — a pair of Canadian researchers is spearhead...
WMA warns against making essential anaesthetic a controlled drug [06.03.2015] The World Medical Association is urging its 111 member associations to lobby their governments to oppose scheduling the anaesthetic agent Ketamine as...
The ketamine controversy, continued [06.03.2015] The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna will decide next week between two opposite proposals by China and the WHO about international contro...
Why ‘Special K’ is good medicine [02.03.2015] In the global world of illicit drug policies, the granddaddy of them all is the United States. But as the U.S. starts to, perhaps, question the effec...
Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world's rural poor [27.02.2015] A proposal that is about to come before the UN to restrict global access to ketamine, a drug abused in rich countries, would deprive millions of wome...
The UK needs common sense about ketamine [17.02.2015] Ketamine is a unique anaesthetic and analgesic that has unfortunately become a popular recreational drug. In an attempt to reduce recreational use, a...
CND decision to schedule ketamine would undermine WHO treaty mandate [16.02.2015] The 58th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2015 has been asked to consider a Chinese proposal to place ketamine – an esse...
Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th CND [14.02.2015] Ketamine is an essential medicine used for anaesthesia. It is the only available anaesthetic for essential surgery in most rural areas of developing ...
Ketamine praised for speedily alleviating depression [25.01.2015] An increasing number of Israeli psychiatrists have started using ketamine as part of the medical treatment for depression and chronic pain. This foll...
The International Drug Control Regime and Access to Controlled Medicines [25.12.2014] The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that some 5.5 billion people around the globe inhabit countries with low to non-existent access to cont...
Scheduling in the international drug control system [13.06.2014] While often viewed as an obscure technical issue, the problem of scheduling lies at the core of the functioning of the international drug control sys...
Bouncing Back [30.04.2014] TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison popul...
‘Club drug’ ketamine lifts depression in hours [21.05.2013] The largest study to date confirms that ketamine — a “club drug” that is also legally used as an anesthetic — could be a quick and effective way to r...
Towards a ceasefire [22.02.2013] Partial reforms have their limits. Most drug crime is not cannabis-related. Moving from punishment to harm reduction may help drug users, but it leav...
Legal high drug 'mexxy' banned under new government powers [27.03.2012] A so-called legal high used as an alternative to ketamine will be the first drug to be banned under new government powers. Methoxetamine, or mexxy, w...
A mystery partly solved: How the ‘club drug’ ketamine lifts depression so quickly [14.06.2011] A new study sheds light on why the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine can relieve depression rapidly — in hours, instead of weeks or months. The fin...

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