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Amid crisis, states expand access to opioid rescue drug
Thirty states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws or developed pilot programs to widen access to naloxone.
Seattle's sensible approach puts drug offenders into treatment, not jail
Within the pre-arrest diversion pilot low-level drug and prostitution offenders – of whom 80%-86% are homeless – are referred to the project’s case-workers by police.
INPUD condemns Russia’s denial of access to essential medicines in Crimea
INPUD’s video, Slow Death in Ukraine, documents some of the on-the-ground impacts of Russia’s annexation of Crimea on people who use drugs, on their health, and on their human rights.
Publications
Take-home naloxone to prevent fatalities from opiate-overdose: Protocol for Scotland’s public health policy evaluation, and a new measure to assess impact. Scotland was the first country to adopt take-home naloxone as a funded public health policy. This paper summarises the background and monitoring required when assessing the impact on high-risk opiate-fatalities.
Hepatitis C treatment factsheets Infohep.org have published a series of hepatitis C treatment factsheets, including the newly published factsheet on Harvoni, which was approved in Europe in November 2014.
A more personalised approach to hepatitis C treatment may improve adherence and completion rates Adherence in treatment for hepatitis C is improved by clinicians who give clinical feedback and information that is personalised to patients' individual needs and lifestyle