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Needle exchange programs save money and lives

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By Joel Sjerven For the St. Louis American Dec 30, 2019 A needle exchange program offers sterile needles to people who inject drugs. This harm reduction intervention has been effective at decreasing risk and improving the quality of life for those affected. Needle exchange is a low-cost intervention which saves…

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Opioid Fight Shows Glimmers of Progress

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Opioid fight shows glimmers of progress The Editorial Board, USA TODAYPublished 6:12 p.m. ET Dec. 26, 2018 War on overdose deaths includes policing with naloxone, giving inmates medication-assisted treatment, and expanding Medicaid: Our view (Photo: Mel Evans/AP) With drug overdoses now America’s leading accidental killer, cities and states have been struggling to…

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The Numbers are so Staggering……

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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/29/upshot/fentanyl-drug-overdose-deaths.html The Numbers Are So Staggering.’Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year. By JOSH KATZ and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ NOV. 29, 2018 A class of synthetic drugs has replaced heroin in many major American drug markets, ushering in a more deadly phase of the opioid epidemic. New numbers Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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U.S. HAS HIGHEST RATE OF DRUG OVERDOSES

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US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says By Naomi Thomas, CNN Updated 5:00 PM ET, Mon November 12, 2018 (CNN)The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study. The research, published Monday in the Annals…

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Dan Bigg Remembered

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Dan Bigg remembered as ‘revolutionary’ for approach to heroin crisis, pioneered life-saving naloxone, needle handouts Dan Bigg and Petra Hranova of the Chicago Recovery Alliance chat with an addict outside the organization’s van. The van is loaded with clean syringes and other drug supplies that addicts can get in exchange…

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