Use + Harm Reduction

Will Missouri’s Opioid Settlement Payout Mean Much for Harm Reduction?

At least 1,921 Missourians died of opioid-involved overdose in 2020, an increase of almost 20 percent from the year before.…

August 4, 2021

You Can No Longer Be Arrested for Carrying Fentanyl Test Strips in Philly

On August 2, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that city police will no longer be able to arrest people who…

August 4, 2021

“Alarmingly High” Number of US Doctors Think Nicotine Causes Cancer

More than 75 percent of US physicians wrongly believe that nicotine directly contributes to the development of cancer and cardiovascular…

August 3, 2021

World Hepatitis Day 2021 Platforms a Crisis That “Can’t Wait”

Since 2018, the World Hepatitis Alliance has promoted World Hepatitis Day—July 28—with the hashtag #FindingTheMissingMillions. A global advocacy and awareness…

July 28, 2021

How Can a Syringe Program Reject Harm Reduction for Smoking?

One day last year, when I was working as a medical case manager at the Colorado Health Network, which operates…

July 28, 2021

Mexico Supreme Court Nixes Import Ban on “Heat-Not-Burn” Harm Reduction Products

On July 16, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that heated tobacco products (HTP), sometimes known as "heat-not-burn" products, will be exempted…

July 22, 2021

What International Drug Users Remembrance Day Means to Me

Today, International Drug Users Remembrance Day, is one day among all the others when the people we have lost continue…

July 21, 2021

The Pernicious Myth of Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis

A recent Washington Post piece on the ever-worsening increase in drug poisoning deaths has reanimated angst over the supposed issue…

July 20, 2021

Vancouver Activists Hand Out Drugs, Demand Better Safe Supply Options

On July 14 Jean Swanson, a city councillor of Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), helped to hand out free heroin during…

July 19, 2021

“I Rarely Vape Until Cocktail Hour”—Patt Denning’s THR Journey

Dr. Patt Denning has been a leading harm reduction advocate for over 30 years. A co-founder of the Harm Reduction…

July 15, 2021