Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, gives an impassioned presentation to the NAACP that addresses the harms of the US drug war. He speaks from the perspective of a human rights advocate. "... I hope and pray that as reforms come up...we all recognize a moral obligation to reduce the role of criminalization in drug policy. We need to move to a place where our drug policy is grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

July 24, 2009: Audio:MP3 (8.58 minutes)

Monday, July 06, 2009


An Interview with Jonathan Cohen, Director of Law and Health Initiative, OSI

July 6, 2009: Audio:MP3 (16.23 minutes)

Monday, January 26, 2009


An Interview with Herman Joseph, and a look back on the last 40 years of Methadone Advocacy

Jan 26 '09, Podcast
(Audio mp3, 14.08 minutes)

Monday, January 05, 2009

HEROIN TRIALS: A Worldwide Historical Review and Canada's Latest Results

David Marsh, MD, Clinical Associate Professor from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia
(Vancouver, Canada)

Dr. Marsh provides a retrospective of Heroin Trials conducted worldwide, followed by a presentation of the latest results of the Naomi Trials recently conducted in Vancouver and Montreal, Canada.

Download Jan 5 '09, Podcast
(Audio mp3, 22.18 minutes)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Aging of the Opiate Patient

Barbara Broers, MD is a primary care physician from the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Broers treats patients suffering from drug addiction, and has noted the emerging challenges with the aging of this population. Many of the patients who are 45 years+ have health issues normally experienced by patients who are decades older.

Download Dec 2 '08, Podcast
(Audio mp3, 9.03 minutes)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Professor Kamarulzaman of Malaysia keynote speech at the 2008 International AIDS Conference (PODCAST)

Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman received her undergraduate and postgraduate training in 'Medicine and Infectious Diseases' in Melbourne, Australia. In 1995, she returned to Malaysia to establish the 'Infectious Diseases Unit' at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Since then she has led the clinical and research development of infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS at the university and across Malaysia. Since 2004, Adeeba has been a member of the Malaysian AIDS Council's 'Malaysian Harm Reduction Working Group' and has played a pivotal role in advocating for harm reduction responses to HIV/AIDS amongst injecting drug users in Malaysia.
Download Aug 28 '08, Podcast
(Audio mp3, 12.42 minutes)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dr. Melinda Campopiano, Discusses Opiate Addiction Treatment Using With Pittsburgh Residents

Dr. Campopiano highlights the challenges, opportunities and medicine behind treating those suffering from opiate addiction.

July 28 '08, Podcast (Audio mp3, 10:23 minutes)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ukraine's Response to Opiate Addiction: a Senior Law Enforcement Official Changes Perspective

Pavlo Skala discusses his experiences as a senior law enforcement officer and how his perspective on treating addiction evolved and brought him to his current harm reduction work.

June 16 '08, Podcast (Audio mp3, 13:28 minutes)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

A Patient Tells Her Story of Addiction

Melinda Campopiano, MD asked her 23 year old patient if she would share her story of addiction to a group of Pittsburgh family medicine residents in an effort for them to better understand how to treat addiction and get a sense of the patient's experience.

May 8, 2009
Audio:MP3 (18.20 minutes)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

GERMANY: A Mother and an Advocate

Dorothea Kleiber recounts her son's struggle with heroin and the lack of addiction treatment and understanding at that time. Dorothea was an instrumental part in the creation of a successful advocacy movememt in Germany which forced positive change.

November 9, 2007
Audio:MP3 (10.44 minutes)