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In some non–U.S. nations, health care providers can prescribe medical-grade heroin and supervise patients as they take it.
This finding suggests sex between men and the sharing of drug-sniffing equipment are possible routes of transmission.
Experts say the deadly prescription painkiller could soon replace heroin entirely.
The city’s Harm Reduction Action Center is collaborating with local journalists for a four-part in-depth series about addiction in Colorado.
The national increase in acute HCV infection is related to the country’s opioid epidemic and associated increases in injection drug use.
The film follows three women leading the fight against heroin and prescription painkiller addiction in Huntington, West Virginia.
This holds particularly true for young people, who have seen rates for each skyrocket in recent years.
Nonprescription use of drugs like Vicodin can lead to injection drug use, which raises the risk of hepatitis C and HIV infection.
A recent survey of various types of clinicians treating opiate addiction revealed troubling findings.
A recent Rolling Stone profile suggests the musician’s past heroin use and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle may have contributed to his death.
Could addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin and fentanyl be jeopardizing America’s standing as a global power?
Meet Lynn Taylor, MD, a primary care physician fighting for cures on the front lines of America’s opioid and hepatitis C crises.
Health officials say opioid and heroin addiction—along with the resulting overdoses and HCV transmission—is rising at an alarming rate.
Among those with hep C, factors such as smoking and unhealthy diets are responsible for perhaps half their excess mortality risk.
One underground site has operated for almost three years and has reduced both injection in public spaces and unsafe syringe disposal.
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