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A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
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.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
Why the recent surge in hep C infection rates?
The city’s Harm Reduction Action Center is collaborating with local journalists for a four-part in-depth series about addiction in Colorado.
White heroin users are injecting at higher rates and are less likely to use harm reduction programs than their minority counterparts.
A potent new opiate called carfentanil has hit the U.S. drug supply and is driving up overdoses across the country.
The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates what the Southern city has done to help quell opioid addiction better than almost anywhere else.
The incidents have prompted lawsuits from harm reduction advocates.
Actions include expanding access to buprenorphine treatment and launching more than a dozen new studies on drug abuse and chronic pain.
The plan is to help U.S. health centers hire more than 800 providers to treat nearly 124,000 new clients who abuse drugs.
Last year, more than 47,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. This record high is fueled largely by abuse of opioid narcotics.
Why is heroin use on the rise?
Infections are largely fueled by a growing number of prescription opioid drug and heroin users across the state.
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