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A revamped National Harm Reduction Coalition tackles the “racist war on drugs” and advocates for people who use drugs.
As overdose death rates have risen in this population, life expectancy has increasingly narrowed.
Overdose deaths rose by nearly 5% in 2019, and the pandemic could make matters worse.
This is one of many ways that people who use drugs can engage in harm reduction during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prescriptions in the household have long been cited as a source of individuals’ misuse of opioids.
However, the overdose death rate resulting from synthetic opioids, especially fentanyl, rose between 2017 and 2018.
Novel coronavirus guidance for people who use drugs and for groups that provide syringe services.
Teenagers are attempting suicide with opioids at increasing rates.
Federal judge rules in favor of nonprofit seeking to open the country’s first overdose prevention facility.
In that state, and across the nation, accidental overdose is the leading cause of death for people under 50.
An analysis of nearly 8,000 heart transplants found that whether or not the donor had hepatitis C, 90% of recipients survived one year.
Researchers believe that lack of economic opportunity drives an increase in opioid use among local residents.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Taking opioids at the same time as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, is also associated with overdose.
MLB’s drug policy was updated in response to the overdose death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in July.
An analysis of newly diagnosed youths in California found they had limited access to opioid-related harm reduction services.
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