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Needle exchanges are being endorsed and legalized in a number of red states.
Just over half of people who use drugs in eight cities are hepatitis C virus antibody positive.
State lawmakers shut down Madison County’s only clean needle site last year amid an intensifying opioid crisis.
He said it would enable drug use, but Jeff Sessions also influenced the veto.
The Canadian harm reduction center will provide medical marijuana at little to no cost as a safer alternative to opioids.
Experts say the deadly prescription painkiller could soon replace heroin entirely.
The harm reduction facility could be the first in the nation.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy, the Harm Reduction Coalition and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable are behind the effort.
The pharmaceutical company’s grant-making arm is teaming up with Marshall Health to address areas hit hardest by opioids.
Naomi Burke-Shyne has worked in the fields of harm reduction, human rights and HIV for over a decade.
The ambitious plan will allocate an initial $5 million to help ramp up treatment, remove barriers to care and increase harm reduction.
Small communities across the country are having trouble adapting the urban model of syringe exchange to suit their needs.
Scott County, Indiana, recently saw a major outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.
Students are being trained to use and distribute naloxone to their peers in several Canadian universities. Will schools in the U.S. follow?
Could doing away with “Just Say No” tactics cut back on the number of young people struggling with addiction and hepatitis C?
The city has been slowly shutting down its syringe exchanges over the past two years. A recent New York Times report investigates why.
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