healthcare

Probation Officers Should Never Direct Medical Care for People With OUD

The Oregon State Senate voted in April to decrease barriers to lifesaving medical treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Senate…

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People Who Use Drugs Are Still Dying From Preventable Hepatitis A

Since an initial outbreak in Michigan in August 2016, hepatitis A (HAV) continues to flare up across the country, according…

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Eurasian States Pouring Money Into Incarceration, Not Harm Reduction

Harm reduction funding around the world is stalling. By extension, harm reductionists in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are…

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Why We Fail to Maximize the Benefits of Methadone and Buprenorphine

Medication for anything only works if the patient takes enough. This is emphatically true for people taking medications for opioid…

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Bernie Sanders Backs #BreakThePatent Fight for Universal PrEP Access

The fight for universal access to PrEP medication for HIV prevention was picked up by Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful…

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Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome, Without the Hype

Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is nothing new, but nonetheless lacks a diagnosis code. This means that nobody—including the Centers for…

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The Justice Gap: Trump Budget Attack on Legal Aid Orgs Targets Drug Users, HIV-Positive People

Many of the policies peddled by the Trump administration sound like a broken record. A case in point is its…

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Medical Marijuana Is Legal In Arizona–But This County Attorney Still Prosecutes Patients

Living in Yavapai County, Arizona, a jurisdiction smack-dab in the middle of the Southwestern state, Rodney Jones obtained a medical…

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How Helpful—Or Harmful—Are Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs?

Before admitting new patients to his practice, Dr. Miguel Diaz checks their prescription history. Diaz, a family medicine physician with…

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To Address Addiction, Confront Racism in Our Health and Justice Systems

It’s widely documented that decades of punitive criminal justice and drug policies have led to the US becoming the world’s…

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