Drug abuse: all it takes is compassion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Learning Strategies about Drugs: Against the Stigma of Addiction

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giorgos Athanasias, a medical student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

The Need for Harm Reduction in an Era of Social Isolation and Rampant Drug Use

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew is a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

After COVID-19, we must rethink how we find and produce new drugs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: André Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman, Joint European Disruptive Initiative & Thomas Hermans, Programme Manager, JEDI Covid19 GrandChallenge, and Professor, University of Strasbourg How we produce and distribute any vaccine is an issue we need to address. The nature of the […]

Drugs cost too much. There is a better way to fund medical innovation

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rufus Pollock, Lead, iMed Project, and Founder and President of Open Knowledge Drugs are expensive. Very expensive, and becoming ever more so, it seems. Prices for new medicines have been steadily rising for the past few decades. It […]