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Infection outbreak from legal highs

Source : http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/infection-outbreak-from-legal-highs.122134873 AN OUTBREAK of infections among people using legal highs has been reported by doctors. More than 100 patients in the East of Scotland have been treated for the skin infection in the last six months, with many needing to stay in hospital for some time, and it ...

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HCV sexual transmission linked to anal sex, drug use, lower CD4 count

Source : http://www.aidsmap.com/HCV-sexual-transmission-linked-to-anal-sex-drug-use-lower-CD4-count/page/2957367/ In addition to the usual risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexual transmission seen in most previous studies – such as anal sex and having other sexually transmitted infections – researchers in the Netherlands also saw an association with nasal and injection drug use and lower ...

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The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) condemns Russia’s denial of access to essential medicines in Crimea

Source : http://bit.ly/18Oh1Wm Methadone and buprenorphine, often referred to as opiate substitution treatment (OST), are classed by the World Health Organisation as ‘essential medicines’. Opiate substitution programmes increase adherence to antiretroviral therapies and contribute to decreasing incidence (new cases) of HIV amongst people who inject drugs. They reduce morbidity and mortality ...

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Nevada State Senate to Consider Groundbreaking Heroin-assisted Treatment Program

Source : http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2015/03/nevada-state-senate-consider-groundbreaking-heroin-assisted-treatment-program Senate Bill 275 Would Create a Four-year Pilot Program Heroin-assisted Treatment Programs Have Proven Successful in Reducing Overdoses, Disease and Crime in Numerous Countries, Including Germany, UK, Spain, Canada and more Last week, Nevada State Senator Richard Segerblom introduced groundbreaking legislation, Senate Bill 275, which creates a four-year ...

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