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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.
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.
Plus: A HepVu fellow aims to geographically track hep C rates and overdose deaths and thus identify where risk is the highest.
The hepatitis bridge counselor will work in Guilford County and other parts of central North Carolina.
People who were given buprenorphine while incarcerated were less likely to face rearrest and reconviction after release.
Providers will no longer have to file burdensome preauthorization forms to get Virginia Medicaid’s approval for hepatitis C meds.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pregnant people at highest risk for hepatitis C were white, American Indian or Alaska Natives and lived in the Northeast or Appalachia.
Jason Skinner got tested for hepatitis C and then got into care and treatment. Those two simple decisions changed his life.
The funding, which also supports harm reduction, arrives from the NY attorney general’s settlements with opioid manufacturers.
The study results, from 2019, precede the surge of overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A $6.6 million grant aims to integrate services for HIV, hepatitis B and C and substance misuse into primary care clinics across the state.
Data from a new study by the National Institutes of Health was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative is finding scientific solutions to address the opioid crisis.
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