Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She’s previously worked for outlets including Newsweek and VICE, and is also a peer worker at a syringe program in Brooklyn where she field-tests low-income New Yorkers for hepatitis C and navigates their treatment. She uses meth.

    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 ...

    How the Pandemic Hit People Who Use Drugs, in Their Own Words

    In some ways, the coronavirus pandemic has hit marginalized people who use drugs the ...

    How Harm Reduction Is Responding to the Pandemic

    In the two weeks since the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in New York ...

    IV Ketamine Shows Promise for Chronic Pain, But Doubts Remain

    The Littleton, Colorado location of Ketamine Wellness Centers is in the basement level of ...