Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 91, Number 2, February 2013, 81-156

Special theme: opioid substitution therapy

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.000213

EDITORIALS

Scaling up opioid dependence treatment in low- and middle-income settings
Zunyou Wu & Nicolas Clark
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.110783

Opioid substitution: improving cost–efficiency
Sheena Sullivan
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.117374

Human resources for universal health coverage: a call for papers
Mubashar Sheikh, Ties Boerma, Giorgio Cometto & Robbert Duvivier
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.117200

NEWS

Public health round-up

Opioid treatment in Ukraine risks losing momentum

New treatment gives hope to East Africa’s drug users

Drug control and public health: getting beyond stalemate

RESEARCH

Methadone maintenance treatment and mortality in HIV-positive people who inject opioids in China
Yan Zhao, Cynthia X Shi, Jennifer M McGoogan, Keming Rou, Fujie Zhang & Zunyou Wu
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.108944

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Mortality among people who inject drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Bradley M Mathers, Louisa Degenhardt, Chiara Bucello, James Lemon, Lucas Wiessing & Mathew Hickman
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.108282

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Implementing methadone maintenance treatment in prisons in Malaysia
Jeffrey A Wickersham, Ruthanne Marcus, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Muhammad Muhsin Zahari & Frederick L Altice
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109132

Human resource development and capacity-building during China’s rapid scale-up of methadone maintenance treatment services
Jianhua Li, Changhe Wang, Jennifer M McGoogan, Keming Rou, Marc Bulterys & Zunyou Wu
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.108951

Methadone maintenance treatment in Spain: the success of a harm reduction approach
Marta Torrens, Francina Fonseca, Claudio Castillo & Antonia Domingo-Salvany
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.111054

ROUND TABLE

Arguments in favour of compulsory treatment of opioid dependence
Zunyou Wu
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.108860

Advocates need to show compulsory treatment of opioid dependence is effective, safe and ethical
Wayne Hall & Adrian Carter
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.115196

Voluntary treatment, not detention, in the management of opioid dependence
Nicolas Clark, Anja Busse & Gilberto Gerra
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.117184

PERSPECTIVES

Mitigating the risk of HIV infection with opioid substitution treatment
Linda R Gowing, Matthew Hickman & Louisa Degenhardt
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.109553

Delivery models of opioid agonist maintenance treatment in South Asia: a good beginning
Ravindra Rao, Alok Agrawal, Kunal Kishore & Atul Ambekar
doi: 10.2471/BLT.12.111815

Managing tuberculosis in people who use and inject illicit drugs
Haileyesus Getahun, Annabel Baddeley & Mario Raviglione
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.117267

CORRIGENDUM

Corrigendum
doi: 10.2471/BLT.13.100213