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Emily talks to - Allan Clear

Allan Clear
On a recent trip to the US Emily got the chance to talk to Allan Clear about his role as Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition, or as she puts it "the boss of the bosses".

Harm Reduction News

  • Hepatitis C: New drug treatment 'is a breakthrough'

    A new treatment for hepatitis C "cured" 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, scientists said. The study is a "major breakthrough" and marks a "turning point" in hepatitis C treatment, said experts. More than 200,000 people are infected with hepatitis in the UK, and deaths from the infection have increased threefold since 1996.

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  • Controversial facility works to curb H.I.V. spread

    InsiteBritish Columbia has successfully stemmed an epidemic of AIDS in one of the hardest to reach populations: intravenous drug addicts.

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  • To Stop an Overdose: Heroin, Narcan and the New Public Policies That Are Saving Lives

    Naloxone has been part of the White House's National Drug Control Strategy since 2012. Attorney General Eric Holder recently called on states to pass laws expanding access to naloxone and urged first responders to carry the drug. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued an expedited approval of Evzio, a handheld naloxone auto-injector that can be easily used by family members and caregivers outside a medical setting.

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  • NHS adviser calls for needle exchanges for steroid users

    Needle exchange centres should be set up all over England to help protect the growing numbers of young people injecting steroids and other performance drugs, say NHS advisers. Heroin addicts are no longer the only people in danger of contracting HIV and hepatitis C from reusing needles and syringes, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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  • Naloxone 'Stigma' a Barrier to Prescribing?

    Although giving out naloxone to patients at high risk of overdose sounds like a good idea, researchers who work with the drug say the stigma surrounding its use may be a barrier to wider uptake among both patients and doctors.

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  • NICE: Needle and syringe programmes guidance

    New NICE NSP Guidance: This guidance makes recommendations on needle and syringe programmes, including those provided by pharmacies and drugs services for adults and young people (including those under 16) who inject drugs, including image- and performance-enhancing drugs.

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  • States look to naloxone to cure America’s overdose epidemic

    Laws that expand access to naloxone have been passed by 17 states so far, 10 of which did so just last year. Eight more states have similar bills under consideration in 2014. As naloxone legislation moves from state to state, we take a look at the drug itself to better understand how it works and why it’s up for debate.

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  • UK law passes sales of HIV home tests

    Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time - but no kits exist yet in Britain. The change in the law means it is now legal for people to test and diagnose themselves at home.

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Latest Videos

  • Hadiyah Charles talks about the importance of HepC testing.
  • Stephen Malloy talks about the importance of naloxone as a tool to reduce drug related deaths.
  • Sharon Stancliff talks about the issues delaying wider distribution of naloxone around the USA.
  • Emily demonstrates how simple it is to save the life of someone you love.
  • There are many more videos here on Injecting Advice.

    Make sure you check them all out over in the 'Multimedia' section.

  • Allan Clear
    On a recent trip to the US Emily got the chance to talk to Allan Clear about his role as Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition, or as she puts it "the boss of the bosses".
    As well as this new series there is also plenty of other video content on this site, and more being produced every month.