Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She’s previously written for outlets including NewsweekVICE and Gizmodo, and also works for a Brooklyn syringe program field-testing low-income New Yorkers for hepatitis C. She uses meth.

    For Maine’s Church of Safe Injection, a Bittersweet Legalization

    On September 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized a Maine syringe ...

    Harm Reduction Is for Eating Disorders, Too

    There must be all kinds of unexplored applications for harm reduction, but the one ...

    The Biden Administration and Drug Policy: Expectation Versus Reality

    As President Joe Biden replaces President Trump, advocates are balancing hope with more realistic ...

    Frontline Harm Reductionists Qualify for Early Vaccination—Will They Get it?

    Frontline harm reductionists—including syringe service program (SSP) providers, peer outreach workers and hepatitis C ...

    Pandemic Is Making Overdoses Deadlier, Research Shows

    Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the first available research has finally ...

    Policing Associated With Higher HIV Risks Among People Who Inject Drugs

    Police interactions are associated with higher HIV risks for people who inject drugs, according ...

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