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An Outbreak, An Outrage

I am so angry right now.  Angry about the blatant disregard for humanity, the complete ignorance of research and facts, and the stupid, ridiculously simplistic ‘compromises’ being thrown around.   1,025 more words

Getting Personal

HIV Outbreak Has Indiana Declaring A Public Health Emergency

CHICAGO (CBS) – Though Indiana Gov. Mike Pence opposes needle exchanges, he’s authorized a needle-exchange program for an Indiana county that’s being ravaged by HIV. 229 more words


A Tale Of Two Cities : Heroin Addiction In Modern Ireland.

Dublin city on a bitterly cold December Monday.  In a lonely doorway on Molesworth street Jonathan Corries lies dead.  His body waiting to be discovered by anyone who would care enough to stop and acknowledge the existence of this unfortunate soul.  879 more words


A 1980's Flashback

Brownish-purple bumps covered the face and torso of the patient lying in the hospital bed, and I watched as tears puddled just above a particularly prominent nodule. 822 more words

Doctors Behaving Badly

The new Fidesz target: László Székely, Hungary's ombudsman

In May I wrote a post about László Székely, the ombudsman newly appointed by the Orbán administration. In it I suggested that Székely’s appointment might have been a mistake on the part of Viktor Orbán. 1,026 more words

Hungarian Politics

Harm reduction in opioid users with take home naloxone

While we don’t condone drug use in any form- and it’s a controversial solution, we wonder if the success of the take home Naloxone movement might prove that harm reduction practices save lives. 47 more words

Mental Health And Substance Abuse

Ask a Junky - Needle Exchanges

Question:  “Do you know where I can get any syringes? I can get them through my dealer, but he charges too much for them.”

Answer: 878 more words