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Let’s End Dangerous Wait Times for Accessing Opioid Use Disorder Meds

I had never been in trouble my whole life. Then I got in major trouble,” said Nikki, a 35-year-old woman…

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Protests as Cuomo Blocks Addiction Meds Access for Poor New Yorkers

Late on January 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a last-minute veto on a bill that would have ended barriers for…

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Public Health Workers Scramble to Meet Needs of NY’s 2020 Bail Reforms

On the first day of 2020, around 800 New Yorkers will be released from Rikers Island as historic state bail…

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Study: Prior Authorization Requirement for Addiction Meds Is Killing NY Drug Users

Harm reduction activists in New York state are demanding increased access to lifesaving opioid use disorder medications, saying that regulatory…

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Skid Row Project Highlights Toilets as Harm Reduction and a Human Right

In June 2017, Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles (HHCLA), a nonprofit community organization, found that only nine public toilets were available…

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Meth Has Many Medical Benefits. Stigma Holds Them Back.

Ask your doctor about methamphetamine. It's not a phrase you'll ever hear on TV or the radio, but here's a…

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A Determined Group of Newark Residents Fights for Clean Drinking Water

On the streets of Newark, New Jersey, a fledgling group of community activists has come together to protect fellow residents…

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Grappling With the “Promise and Perils” of Public Health

Speakers on a November 7 panel at the Drug Policy Alliance’s Reform conference in St. Louis eloquently examined the complex…

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What Kentucky, Mississippi Gubernatorial Results May Mean for Medicaid

Citizens in Kentucky and Mississippi voted in their gubernatorial elections November 5, in two contests that were pivotal to the…

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Why the Curious Story of William S. Burroughs’ Heroin “Cure” Still Matters

At the time I took the apomorphine cure I had no claims to call myself a writer and my creativity…

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