Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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FEATURED NEWS: Study Aims to Reduce Hepatitis C Transmission in Young Adults Who Inject Drugs
A new study aims to reduce hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among young adults who inject drugs. The study will equip participants with strategies to avoid situations and practices that put them at risk of contracting HCV. Read More
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Meth Makes a Comeback Around the Country
Meth is making a comeback around the country, say experts who note the drug is more pure, cheap and deadly than ever. Read More
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Opioid Crisis in U.S. Has Cost More Than $1 Trillion: Report
The cost of the nation’s opioid crisis exceeded $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017, a new report concludes. The epidemic may cost an additional $500 billion by 2020. Read More
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Experts Say $6 Billion to Fight Opioid Addiction Isn’t Enough
The recent federal budget deal includes $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid crisis—an amount addiction treatment experts and some lawmakers say isn’t enough, CNN reports. Read More
OxyContin Maker Announces It Will No Longer Market Drug to Doctors
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, said it will no longer market the drug to doctors. The announcement comes in response to lawsuits that blame the company for helping to trigger the opioid crisis, CBS News reports. Read More
Connect People With Support Services to Fight Opioid Epidemic: Surgeon General
Connecting people with support services such as food and housing is a key step in curbing the opioid epidemic, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said this week. Read More
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