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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.
The study results, from 2019, precede the surge of overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Syringe service programs are one of the most impactful tools we have to end HIV, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.
But American Indians and Alaska Natives saw the sharpest increase in deaths involving methamphetamines. Here’s a possible solution.
The death rate spiked right after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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.
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