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UPDATE: New Hampshire senators blocked efforts to end a registry of traveling medical technicians, citing safety and hepatitis concerns.
West Virginia’s lawsuit against Janssen and others arrives amid a rise in HIV, hepatitis and overdose rates linked to the opioid crisis.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
Collins has led the NIH under three presidents over more than 12 years.
The study results, from 2019, precede the surge of overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mobile clinics could be innovative strategy for expanding access to care and providing uninterrupted treatment for people who inject drugs.
People with an opioid use disorder, in particular, had a tenfold higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Overdose deaths rose by nearly 5% in 2019, and the pandemic could make matters worse.
Federal judge rules in favor of nonprofit seeking to open the country’s first overdose prevention facility.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
The state will provide prisoners medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder and is creating more syringe services programs.
Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.
Three distributors and a drugmaker may avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid crisis.
It’s a lot easier to fight addiction when you have a stable place to live.
An opinion piece in Nature calls out federal efforts to tackle the U.S. opioid crisis.
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