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The legislation is a meaningful and tangible step towards addressing the substance use and viral hepatitis syndemic.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
A second New Jersey law makes it legal to possess a syringe, and a third just-signed law creates a review panel to study overdoses.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
To fight drug overdoses, HIV and hepatitis, the Biden administration is endorsing harm reduction, including syringe services.
A decriminalization law in Maine allows people to have syringes. It’s an effort to combat rising overdose deaths and hepatitis C cases.
The funding, which also supports harm reduction, arrives from the NY attorney general’s settlements with opioid manufacturers.
The Damien Center in Indianapolis adds clean syringes to its harm reduction, HIV and hepatitis C efforts.
Over 94,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. last year. New York activists urge the new governor to OK overdose prevention centers.
A surge in West Virginia HIV cases linked to injection drug use spurred the CDC to recommend solutions, including hepatitis C testing.
Despite a surge in HIV cases linked to injection drug use, the syringe exchange regulations were to take effect July 9.
Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for hepatitis C deaths, and the virus is mostly transmitted through injection drug use.
Citing lack of AIDS cases, Indiana county commissioner votes to shutter needle exchange.
Syringe service programs are one of the most impactful tools we have to end HIV, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.
The Scott County syringe program was associated with a substantial drop in new HIV cases since its legalization.
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