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As overdose death rates have risen in this population, life expectancy has increasingly narrowed.
Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening bacterial infection of the heart valves that is associated with injection drug use.
This finding is consistent with research about younger LGB people’s substance use compared with their heterosexual counterparts.
This is one of many ways that people who use drugs can engage in harm reduction during the coronavirus pandemic.
A national survey found that primary care physicians had little interest in prescribing buprenorphine or naltrexone.
Even after federal regulators relaxed rules requiring daily clinic visits, these bad actors are still bringing patients in for monitoring.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the usual systems governing the dispensation of medication-assisted treatment.
Buprenorphine is a treatment for people with opioid use disorder.
However, the overdose death rate resulting from synthetic opioids, especially fentanyl, rose between 2017 and 2018.
One bill would create 1,000 new residency positions for physicians going into addiction treatment medicine.
What has happened since health experts identified an HIV cluster in Huntington, West Virginia, in 2018?
Teenagers are attempting suicide with opioids at increasing rates.
A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
A series of lawsuits have charged that chains like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens share blame for opioid overprescribing.
Researchers examined increasing use of PrEP, expanding access to opioid use disorder treatment and improving engagement with HIV care.
Current trends are reshaping the policy and public health landscapes, making harm reduction more urgent and relevant than ever before.
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