health care

New Jersey’s Plan to Offer Free Naloxone for All at Pharmacies

Getting naloxone should be about to get much easier in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy (D) announced in his January…

January 23, 2023

“There’s More Accidents”: Disabled Prisoners Struggle Amid Understaffing

John, 41, has been incarcerated in the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) system for the past five years. Around 2020,…

January 18, 2023

SAMHSA’s Methadone Reforms Toothless Until We End Clinics’ Power

The COVID-19 pandemic and record overdose tolls have continued to pressure the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)…

January 12, 2023

The Gardener Who Grew Our Health Care in Prison

For most of his time in Georgia Department of Corrections custody, Charlie was assigned to the horticulture crew. Over the…

December 15, 2022

The Barriers to PrEP Uptake Among People Who Inject Drugs

Since 2012, medications designed to protect people from contracting HIV have been hard at work. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as they're…

November 17, 2022

Georgia Privatizes Prison Medical Care—With Contractor’s Goal to Cut Costs

After years of attempting to privatize prisoner medical care, the Georgia Department of Corrections has at finally done so—and chosen…

November 7, 2022

Buprenorphine Access: Telehealth Revolution Faces Uncertain Future

This summer, a young woman was revived by paramedics after an overdose at her home in Upstate New York. She…

October 25, 2022

Leading Trans Health Care Guidance Updated—and Still Stuck in the Past

In September, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) released its updated Standards of Care, the gold-standard guidelines for…

October 11, 2022

Oregonians Strongly Support Their State’s Drug Decriminalization

A strong majority of Oregonians continue to support Measure 110, the state's historic drug decriminalization initiative that voters approved almost…

September 14, 2022

Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout Reflects Deprioritization of Sex Workers

The monkeypox epidemic isn’t going anywhere, especially for street-based sex workers. NPR reports that cases of infection have slowed down…

September 13, 2022