Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She previously worked at a number of other media outlets and wouldn’t recommend the drug coverage at any of them. She also works with drug users in NYC and drug checkers in North Carolina to track hyperlocal supply changes, and is part of a xylazine wound care team operated by the Urban Survivors Union. She uses meth daily and other drugs sometimes.

    Policing Associated With Higher HIV Risks Among People Who Inject Drugs

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    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 ...