For the first time, Alliance for Public Health made an analysis and would like to present data on the real scope of legal and illegal circulation of opioid substitution therapy (OST) drugs in Ukraine.

Alliance has been implementing OST programs since 2005, regularly providing evidence of efficiency and safety of harm reduction approach as opposed to ungrounded accusations on allegedly high volumes of OST drugs leakage.

During 12 years of OST program implementation in Ukraine, almost one and a half tons of OST drugs were delivered to licensed healthcare institutions to cover the needs of the program. The scope of OST drugs leakage recorded in court judgments is less than 0.002% of the total amount of drugs delivered.