Effectiveness Bank Analysis: Therapy ‘Toolbox’ Helps Rescue Poorly Recovering Patients at London Maintenance Clinic

Lancet Psychiatry: 2019, 6, p. 391-402.
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Instead of a set programme, a clinic in London tried offering patients prescribed methadone or buprenorphine but still using heroin or cocaine a selection from a suite of well-supported psychological interventions tailored to the patient, and then systematically re-tailored in the light of how they responded.

Effectiveness Bank Analysis: “Game-Changer” Opiate Addiction Medication Proves Effective in US Trial

Lancet: 2019, 393, p. 778-790.
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Medication of the type heralded as a possible “game-changer” by one of the UK’s leading addiction treatment clinicians and researchers proved its worth in a US placebo-controlled trial. Buprenorphine injections with effects lasting a month are now available in the UK, offering a new option for treating dependence on heroin and allied drugs.

The Health, Poverty, and Financial Consequences of a Cigarette Price Increase among 500 Million Male Smokers in 13 Middle Income Countries

Global Tobacco Economics Consortium. (2018). The health, poverty, and financial consequences of a cigarette price increase among 500 million male smokers in 13 middle income countries: compartmental model study BMJ 2018;361:k1162
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Objective: To examine the impact of a 50% increase in market prices of cigarettes on health, poverty, and financial protection.

Design: Compartmental model study.

Setting: 13 middle income countries, totalling two billion men.

Participants: 500 million male smokers.

11th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues

Amsterdam, Netherlands,

The 11th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues will be held in Amsterdam, 15-17 May 2019.

The conference hopes to bring together experts and stakeholders from a wide range of fields to present, meet and exchange experiences, evidence and views on the latest research, policy and practice relating to protecting and promoting health in urban night-time settings.

Longitudinal Patterns of Marijuana Use across Ages 18-50 in a US National Sample

Terry-McElrath, Y. M., O’Malley, P. M., Johnston, L. D., Bray, B. C., Patrick, M. E., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2017). Longitudinal Patterns of Marijuana Use Across Ages 18-50 in a US National Sample: A Descriptive Examination of Predictors and Health Correlates of Repeated Measures Latent Class Membership. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 171, 70–83.
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This descriptive study identified latent classes of longitudinal marijuana use from ages 18 through 50 among a national sample; examined covariate associations with class membership regarding use/non-use, use intensity, and use duration; and described associations between identified latent classes and age 50 health outcomes.

17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health WCTOH 2018

Cape Town, South Africa,

About the Conference

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 7-9 March 2018. It will unite researchers, academics, non-governmental organisations, civil society, scientists, healthcare professionals and public officials working on all aspects of tobacco control from more than 100 countries.

World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals

The World Health Statistics series is the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual compilation of health statistics for its member states. The latest World Health Statistics provides data on 21 health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets as well as data on life expectancy. This edition also includes success stories from several countries that are making progress towards the health-related SDG targets.

eHealth Week 2017

La Valletta, Malta,

The overarching theme of eHealth Week 2017 is Data for Health: The key to personalised sustainable care. Data lies at the heart of service delivery and the development of effective health policy. During eHealth Week, speakers and delegates will explore the changing ways in which personal health data is created, stored, shared and used.