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Heroin Warning!!

My heart is heavy writing this post as I have just found out that another client that I used to work with back in the day passed away.  881 more words


The Austin (Indiana) HIV Epidemic..

From the start of the HIV outbreak here, health officials emphasized that nothing set Scott County apart from many other rural communities where opioid drug use had become an epidemic.   3,402 more words

Health Equity: What is it?

In the world of healthcare, there are many buzzwords that are thrown around, and many people (including myself for a long while) consider them interchangeable. For example, there is a more significant difference between equity in equality than just the spelling. 1,354 more words


Toronto Board of Health to recommend implementing safe-injection sites

TORONTO – The city’s medical officer of health is urging Toronto to introduce supervised drug injection sites for intravenous drug users, according to reports.

David McKeown is reportedly poised to release a report Monday which calls on the city to create between three to five facilities providing a safer atmosphere for drug users to inject pre-obtained narcotics under a nurse’s supervision in order to curtail overdoses. 402 more words


Lawmakers Approve Needle-Exchange Program In Miami

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Pointing to a high rate of new HIV cases in South Florida, the House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would create a pilot needle-exchange program in Miami-Dade County. 419 more words


First Needle Exchange in Orange County

We are very excited to share that Orange County will now have it’s first ever needle exchange.

Medical students and community members have been pushing for a needle exchange for the last 17 months and are very excited to announce that this volunteer run program will be open February 20th. 52 more words

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Bipartisan bills create needle exchanges, offer drug to reverse overdoses

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of legislation is being proposed that attempts to stop the high numbers of overdose deaths in the state of Utah. 277 more words