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How Harm Reduction Is Responding to the Pandemic

In the two weeks since the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in New York City, the harm reduction landscape here…

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San Diego County Lawmaker Pushes to End Syringe Exchange Ban

A lawmaker in San Diego County, California is urging his colleagues to rethink a 20-year-old ban on syringe exchanges. By…

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Study: Stopping Long-Term Opioid Prescriptions Associated With Veterans’ Deaths

For years, pain patient activists have been sounding the alarm about the consequences of abruptly halting people's access to opioid…

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Tightrope: A Powerful But Problematic Deaths-of-Despair Narrative

Through the 1970s, Nicholas Kristof rode the Number 6 bus to school with Donna King, the Knapp’s five children, and…

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Why Are Nurses Denied Effective Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder?

One of the greatest hypocrisies in medicine is the restriction of standard-of-care medications for health professionals with opioid use disorder.…

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Safehouse Won a Great Victory for Harm Reduction, NIMBYism Blocks It for Now

[Update, February 28: Less than 12 hours after this report was published, Safehouse withdrew its plan to open a safe…

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The DA Prosecuting OD Survivors Also Pushes Drug-Induced Homicide Laws

Brent Eaton, an Indiana county attorney, is prosecuting people who have survived overdoses by using the administration of naloxone (Narcan), the…

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Study: Fatal GHB Overdoses Could Easily Be Prevented

Many deaths involving GHB, a depressant that's popular in raves and chemsex scenes, in Australia might have been possibly prevented…

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The Problems With Post-Overdose Response Teams

Drug overdoses (better described as toxic drug mixtures and poisonings) claimed nearly half a million lives in the US between…

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Some Residents, Officials Gang Up Against Syringe Exchange in Chico, CA

People who use drugs in Chico, California have faced opposition in obtaining sterile harm reduction supplies. Following residents' complaints about…

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