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India’s Deadly Medicine

The unchecked sale of prescription drugs in India is possessing a devastating influence on customers.

Pharmacies freely sell healthcare-grade drugs to addicts for up to a tenth of the price of heroin.

For the drug addicts in 1 New Delhi neighbourhood it is a low cost and uncomplicated way to get higher.

“Medicine is supposed to enable individuals, but right here [in India] medicine is not assisting individuals, it really is killing them, and it really is a slow death… a lot a lot more is required from the government side not to cease the drug, but to regulate it,” says Rajeev, a former drug addict.

Cannabis Nation

In 2013, Uruguay became the very first nation in the planet to legalise marijuana and regulate a recreational marketplace for the drug.

Ahead of legalisation, activist Juan Vaz went to jail for expanding pot. When he was released, he fought to alter the law and to organise growers and sellers.

Tanzania’s Heroin Repair

Heroin addicts in Tanzania have a one of a kind refuge at Muhimbili’s National Hospital, which consists of 1 of Africa’s very first methadone clinics.

Stamil Hamadi is an addict and sex worker who has cycled in and out of therapy considering that 2012.

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