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Paraphernalia Decrim Advances in DC—Just Not for Drug Sellers

On November 17, all 13 Washington, DC Council members voted affirmatively on their first read of the Opioid Overdose Treatment…

November 19, 2020

Harm Reduction “Satellite Sites” Are a Powerful, Underutilized Model

People who use drugs have been taking care of each other ever since people have used drugs. And practicing care…

November 19, 2020

Major Report Assesses the Global State of Harm Reduction

There are approximately 11.3 million people who inject drugs around the world. A new nation with that many residents would…

October 28, 2020

There’s an HIV Cluster Upstate, as Cuomo Starves Harm Reduction Orgs

Harm reductionists’ worst fears are coming to pass. A cluster of new HIV cases has sprouted in an Upstate county,…

October 27, 2020

NY Harm Reductionists Face Pandemic Shortage of Syringes and Other Supplies

The COVID-19 crisis has taken so much away from people who use drugs in New York. An historic number of…

October 20, 2020

California Renews Non-Rx Pharmacy Syringe Access—But How Accessible Are They?

Californians will continue to be permitted to purchase sterile syringes and needles at community pharmacies without a prescription, thanks to…

October 1, 2020

Lacking Access to Clean Needles, I Caught a Life-Threatening Blood Infection

A few months ago I caught a life-threatening blood infection from a dirty needle. Well, probably. I don't know that…

September 14, 2020

Democrats Platform Arch-Enemy of Syringe Exchange on DNC Opening Night

Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman spoke on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on August 17…

August 18, 2020

Twenty High-Risk Kentucky Counties Still Don’t Have Syringe Exchange

Harm reduction services are spreading in Kentucky, but not nearly fast enough for some of its most vulnerable residents. A…

August 5, 2020

How Washington, DC’s Lack of Statehood Hurts Black and Poor Residents

A debate over democracy and racial justice is raging on the federal government’s doorstep. On June 26, the House of…

July 20, 2020