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Few Medicare Recipients Getting Effective Care After Nonfatal Overdose

People who have already suffered a nonfatal overdose should be prioritized in receiving evidence-based care to reduce subsequent risk, but…

June 20, 2024

VT Legalizes Safe Consumption Sites, Reversing Course on Veto Override

  [Update, June 17: This story has been edited to reflect the final outcome of the Assembly vote] Vermont has…

June 17, 2024

Overdose Deaths Fell Slightly in 2023, Per CDC, But Emergency Continues

New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that fewer people in the United States died…

May 17, 2024

FEND Act Against Fentanyl Trafficking Could Worsen Overdose Crisis

As harm reduction efforts around the United States face intense backlash, politicians are doubling down on the notion of law…

May 15, 2024

Over 321,000 Children Lost Parents to Overdose in a Decade

A new study from the National Institutes of Health quantifies the vast number of children in the United States who…

May 10, 2024

A Mother’s Day Dream, After Losing My Daughter to Fentanyl Overdose

Ordinarily, my wish for Mother’s Day would be to spend a bit of time with my children. Not a lot…

May 10, 2024

The Delaware Mass Overdose Drugs Aren’t “Naloxone-Resistant”

On April 30, Delaware State Police (DSP) and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) issued what was…

May 2, 2024

Local Harm Reduction Programs Under Siege

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Needlepoint Sanctuary to be a mobile syringe provider in Bangor, Maine,…

April 30, 2024

Syringe Service Programs Are Spreading in Kentucky

A new report indicates that syringe service programs (SSP) are spreading in Kentucky, and far more peolpe are using them.…

April 30, 2024

FDA Approves Even Higher-Dose Naloxone Nasal Spray, Again

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new naloxone nasal spray that contains 10 mg of the opioid overdose…

April 29, 2024