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The death rate spiked right after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Depression and anxiety have worsened since the pandemic, which has led to more people using drugs and alcohol.
A revamped National Harm Reduction Coalition tackles the “racist war on drugs” and advocates for people who use drugs.
Overdose deaths rose by nearly 5% in 2019, and the pandemic could make matters worse.
Yes! Here’s a snapshot of HIV providers responding to the new pandemic.
“Brave spaces” are needed, says Lamar Brown-Noguera of AIDS Project Worcester. Here’s how the group is adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
The drug can quickly reverse opioid-driven overdoses.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
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