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Plans have increasingly instituted preauthorization requirements for the opioid medication-assisted treatment buprenorphine.
After a reformulated version of the opioid painkiller hit the market in 2010, some with opioid use disorder migrated from pills to heroin.
The opioid epidemic is likely fueling increased rates of deceased organ donors categorized as posing a high risk of passing on such viruses.
Researchers say given the many associated downsides and risks, opioids should not be a first choice for chronic noncancer pain.
A recent survey of such sites found high rates of hepatitis C among patrons, but treatment for the virus was rarely offered on-site.
A new meta-analysis finds this population has a high success rate on hepatitis C therapy.
He said it would enable drug use, but Jeff Sessions also influenced the veto.
Inhabitants are facing mounting hepatitis A, addiction and overdose risks.
Baby boomers still make up the largest bloc of those with the virus, but youths’ injection drug use is sending their infection rates upward.
If pain drives you to sharing needles and drug-related equipment, be aware of the risks such as hepatitis B, C, and HIV transmission.
The harm reduction facility could be the first in the nation.
The pharmaceutical company’s grant-making arm is teaming up with Marshall Health to address areas hit hardest by opioids.
The state’s cases are up 43 percent since 2006.
A speedy overview of the major scientific findings presented at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam (AIDS 2018)
NVHR will host a free educational webinar about stigma as a barrier to HCV services among people who use drugs.
This would hold true even if the hepatitis C vaccine did not provide sterilizing immunity.
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