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Crackdown on Florida clinics leads to decline in deaths

Public health officials have identified a sharp decline in overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers for the first time in a decade. Deaths involving OxyContin, Vicodin and other narcotic painkillers dropped by 26% over two years in Florida after a crackdown on pain clinics that dispensed high volumes of the medications, according to a government study

International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

INCB President Dr Lochan Naidoo with National Minister Bathobele Dlamini at the commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Hospice Palliative Care Association of SA Meeting

Meeting with Liz Gwyther and Zodwa Sithole from Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa. Discussion with Dr Lochan Naidoo, President INCB with regard to the improving availability of pain medication for palliative care and improving implementation of the Drug Conventions at country level. The discussion revolved around preparation for UNGASS 2016 and the progress

Adverse Effects of Medical Marijuana

The following article attachment was featured in  in the New England Journal of Medicine. Adverse effects Marijuana

Sunday Times Extra: Dr Lochan Naidoo Exclusive

Dr Lochan Naidoo is the First South African to be elected into the honorable position of President of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. The founder of Jullo, and Jullo Foundation is dedicated to furthering the Global battle against drug abuse internationally. Definitely a proud moment for South Africa.    

The UN INCB elects new President, Dr Lochan Naidoo

VIENNA, 19 May (UN Information Service) – The new President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Lochan Naidoo of South Africa, said today he was passionate about ensuring adequate prevention and treatment of addiction and the availability of internationally controlled medicines for pain treatment and for treating mental and neurological illness. Mr. Naidoo was