International drug enforcement is failing to win the war on drugs. This ailing prohibitionist approach costs tens of billions of euros in global diplomatic relations plus vast health and social costs, including thousands of deaths and millions of infections such as HIV ad HCV. Michel Kazatchkine, UN Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS to Eastern Europe and Central Asia, explains why fighting drug matters more than ever.
The coronavirus crisis is showing us that working together is possible when the threat is direct and immediate. Let’s hope that it will open the way to drive real collaborative actions for other threats such as climate change with more indirect or distant impacts.
Philosophical puzzles apply in public health too. In addiction, there is a subtle balance between the rights and responsibilities of the individual and the State. Particularly, when it comes to intervening in the lives of people addicted to substances such as tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs. Here, Julian Kinderlerer, professor of intellectual property law at Cape Town University, South Africa, who is also president of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), outlines all the facets of the ethical dilemma associated with State intervention towards addiction, and places the role of scientists and ethicists in informing a balanced debate.
Pharmaceutical analysis is advancing to improve drug discovery and safety. Here are five top pharmaceutical trends driving the sector today.
How the human circadian rhythm affects our bodies and what external factors disrupt it such as light pollution, Stress, and hectic environment
Digital well-being tools hold the promise of empowering users to regain control of time spent online. How successful are these tools during the Covid-19 global pandemic?
This article explores how COVID-19 highlights differentials and inequities that potentially disadvantage the academic career trajectories.
Not every locally made product is considered sustainable. Taking time to understand the environmental benefits of Local Sourcing can help.
The COVID19 has accelerated digitalization and the adoption of new technologies that are having effects on the way we work.
This article evidences results from ESOF 2020, by having travel grantees telling their personal experiences as early-career researchers.
This article presents the science dominant themes beyond coronavirus for 2021, from the perspective of scientist from different disciplines.
This article explores the ESOF 2020 session about who is responsible for transferable skills and how can RRI and open science help.