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World Health Organization - Suppressed Report on Cocaine

World Health Organization - Suppressed Report on Cocaine

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This information package presents the results of an international study oncocaine executed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded bythe United Nations lnterregional Crime and Justice Research Institute(UNICRI).The material included does not represent the official views of WHO orUNICRI. Conclusions of the study require careful interpretation,particularly when making comparisons between different substances of their harmful health consequences. In no way should it be read that WHOor UNICRI endorse the use of any psychoactive substance. It is recognizedthat there are risks associated with the use of all such substances.
We would like to express our thanks to the United Nations Interregional Crime and JusticeResearch Institute (UNICRI) and to the generous contribution of the Italian Ministry of Interior.The following researchers participated at the WHO/UNICRI Cocaine Project:
First Meeting of Project Advisers, Geneva, 24-28 August 1992
Dr Wilson Acuda. Zimbabwe Mr Anthony Henman, United KingdomProfessor Francesco Bruno. Italy Dr David C. Lewis. USADr Peter Cohen. The Netherlands Dr Michael MacAvoy. AustraliaDr Patricia Erickson. Canada Professor Michael Olatawura, NigeriaDr Erik Fromberg, The Netherlands Dr John Saunders, AustraliaDr Michael Gossop, United Kingdom Dra Elvia Velasquez de Pabon. ColombiaThe implementation and development of the WHO/UNICRI Cocaine Project was under the chargeof the following researchers:
 Advisory Committee
Ms Maria Elena Andreotti, UNICRI Dr David Lewis, Providence. USADr Mario Argandoña, WHO/PSA
 Dr Michael MacAvoy,Sydney,AustraliaDr Andrew Ball, WHO/PSA Dr Michael Olatawura, Ibadan, NigeriaProfessor Francesco Bruno, Rome, ltaly Dr Hernan Olivera, Cochabamba, Bolivia
 Research Coordinators
 For the Key Informant Study & Country Profile: For the Natural History Study:
Ms Julie Hando, Sydney, Australia Mr Aurelio Diaz, Barcelona, SpainMr Bruce Flaherty, Sydney, Australia Ms Mila Barruti, Barcelona, SpainDr Ruthbeth Finerman, Memphis, USA
For the Review on Current Knowledge on Cocaine:
Professor Francesco Bruno, Rome. Italy Dr Gianfranco Costanzo, Rome, ltalyDr Giancarlo Bascone, Rome, ltaly Dr Francesca Fasoli, Rome, ItalyDr Giuliano Bestiaco, Rome, Italy Dr Paola Medde, Rome, ltalyDr Iliana Bona, Rome, Italy Dr Paolo Di Pasquale, Rome, Italy
 Principal Site Investigators
Dr Wilson Acuda, Harare, Zimbabwe Dr Elson Lima, Rio de Janeiro. BrazilDr. Bruce Alexander,Vancouver, Canada Dr Michael MacAvoy, Sydney, AustraliaDr Al Sayed Al Kott, Cairo, Egypt Dr Vinicio Moreno, Quito, Ecuador Dr Bengt Andersson, Lund, Sweden Dr Solange A. Nappo, Sao Paulo. BrazilDr Bert Bieleman,Groningen,The Netherlands Dr Rafael Navarro, Lima, PeruDr Marcela Butron. Cochabamba, Bolivia Dr Michael Olatawura, Ibadan, Nigeria
WHO's Programme on Substance Abuse
Dr E.A. Carlini. Sao Paulo. Brazil Dr Hernan Olivera. Cochabamba. BoliviaDr Don Des Jarlais, New York, U.S.A. Dr Arturo Ortiz, Mexico DF, MexicoDr Galina A. Korchagina. St Petersburg, Russian Fed.Dr Craig Reinarman, San Francisco. U.S.A.Dr Ibrahim Latheef, Male, Maldives Dr Tony Toneatto, Toronto. CanadaDr Ho Young Lee. Seoul, Republic of Korea Dr Robert Trotter, Flagstaff, U.S.A.Dr David Lewis. Providence. USA Dr Kerstin Tunving
, Lund. Sweden
 PSA Secretariat Preparation of Brief Summaries
Mr Hans Emblad, Director, PSA Mr Dave Burrows, Sydney, AustraliaDr Mario Argandoña, Chief, TAC
 Dr Ruthbeth Finerman, Memphis. USADr Andrew Ball. Medical Officer, TAC Ms Aimee Gilliland, Memphis. USAMs Penny Ward, Secretary, TAC Ms Hanni Hudson. Memphis, USAMs Luz Bancale. Secretary, TAC Ms Cynthia Martin, Memphis. USAMr Scott Rutter, Memphis. USAThis work has only been possible with the collaboration of many cocaine users and keyinformants, whose contributions are very much appreciated.
Dr Tunving died in 1994 & her valuable contribution to the project will be remembered
The unit of Treatment & Care, in WHO's Programme on Substance Abuse

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