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HepC Infection Among Young Injection Drug Users

Injection drug use is known to play a major role in HCV transmission. The young people being reported were from all over the state, almost all outside of metropolitan Boston, primarily White, and equally male and female.

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War on drugs 'driving hepatitis C pandemic'

The global war on drugs is fuelling a hepatitis C pandemic causing millions of needless infections, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has warned.

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A New York Needle Exchange in Action

The Fix reports from the Washington Heights Corner Project, where participants and staff members share some surprising truths about how harm reduction works on the ground.

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Flesh-eating bug alert

Health officials have issued an alert after the deaths of two injecting drug users who had contracted the flesh-eating bug necrotising fasciitis. (NHS Lanarkshire)

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Injecting Rooms: Have we progressed since the 1970’s

As the debate heats up in Brighton over the introduction of injecting rooms it is worth reflecting that this contentious discussion has taken place over the last 40 years.

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Saving Money on the Needle Exchange

A needle exchange saves tax dollars. Instead of having massive expenditures in treating diseases like AIDS or Hepatitis the needle exchange offers an option for addicts to sharing needles.

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Drug users sue over bylaw banning needle exchange

Three injection drug users filed a lawsuit on Tuesday over an Abbotsford bylaw that has banned harm-reduction services such as clean needle exchanges for the past eight years.

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Molecule may be able to block cocaine addiction

The largest study to date confirms that ketamine — a "club drug" that is also legally used as an anesthetic — could be a quick and effective way to relieve depression.

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Syringe machine push for addicts

SYRINGE vending machines and 24-hour access to sterile injecting gear are among the radical proposals to clean up Melbourne's heroin hot spots.

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