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February 23, 2018 Arizona needle-exchange bill passes House with unanimous, bipartisan support

February 22, 2018 HIV testing campaign rolls out in NKY; needle exchange decision to come soon in Newport

February 22, 2018 Aspire wants comprehensive program to fight spread of hepatitis C, HIV - Indiana

February 21, 2018 Our Opinion: Uniting stakeholders to overcome opioid epidemic in Wilson - North Carolina

February 21, 2018 Flatlining: Scott's Budget Ignores Opioid Crisis, Critics Say - Vermont

February 21, 2018 Midwest Harm Reduction Institute Sees Progress

February 20, 2018 Arizona House considers legalizing needle exchange programs

February 20, 2018 How to beat the opioid crisis using the tools of public health - Wisconsin

February 20, 2018  Tippecanoe Co. Commissioners Delay Moving Exchange Program - Indiana

February 19, 2018 Volunteers put together life-saving kits to combat opioid crisis - North Carolina

February 8, 2018 Register Now! Hidden Casualties Webinars: National Partners’ Response to the Opioid Epidemic & Infectious Diseases from HHS

February 7, 2018 NIH and opioid response get boost in Senate budget deal

February 6, 2018 Study: Lorain County, OH missing 3 key treatment methods to fight opioid crisis

February 3, 2018 Overdose calls rise; deaths drop on Cape and Islands - MA

February 3, 2018 Opioid epidemic may be responsible for more HIV cases - Fredericksburg, VA

February 2, 2018 As More Turn From Prescription Opioids To Heroin, Can Arizona Keep Up?

February 2, 2018 California To Drug Users: We’ll Pay For You To Test Your Dope

February 2, 2018 Dispelling myths: Syringe exchange helps communities - Hudson, NY

February 1, 2018  As Nation Struggles to Confront Opioid Crisis; Fund Announces $2.4M for Syringe Service Programs and Policy

February 1, 2018 Orange County’s only needle exchange shuts down after Santa Ana denies permit

January 31, 2018 The Surprising Ease of Buying Fentanyl Online

January 31, 2018 5 common misconceptions about Philly’s ‘safe-injection site’ (aka CUES)

January 30, 2018 Is 20.8 Million Pain Pills Over a Decade a Lot for One Town? It Depends.

January 29, 2017 Safe Injection Facilities Save Lives

January 27, 2018 Letter Writing Campaign - Legalize Syringe Exchange in Iowa

January 26, 2018 With 175 Americans dying a day, what are the solutions to the opioid epidemic?

January 26, 2018 What it will take to fight the opioid epidemic: Sens. Roy Blunt and Shelley Capito

January 25, 2018 Why some US cities are opening safe spaces for injecting heroin

January 24, 2018 Philadelphia to establish ‘safe injection sites’

January 24, 2017 Safe injection site uproar reminds Rendell of needle exchange fight 27 years ago

January 24, 2018 In Washington, DC, people who use opioids confront the epidemic and intervene to stop death

January 24, 2018 Needle Exchange Program Passes Committee - Florida

January 23, 2017 Safe injection sites to fight opioid overdose deaths get green light from Philadelphia officials

January 17, 2018 The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

January 10, 2018 Increases in Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to a Growing Opioid Epidemic and Associated Injection Drug Use, United States, 2004 to 2014

January 10, 2018 Opioid Crisis: No Easy Fix to Its Social and Economic Determinants

January 10, 2018 To understand why America’s opioid epidemic keeps getting worse, just look at this map

January 14, 2018 Mapping How The Opioid Epidemic Sparked An HIV Outbreak

January 13, 2018 Needle exchange advocates ask [Pennsylvania] governor to do more

January 9, 2018 NKY, Cincinnati see sharp rise in HIV cases linked to injected drug use; CDC to assist NKY

December 15, 2017 Clean needle programs allowed under New Orleans City Council measure

November 2017 Whitewashed: The African American Opioid Epidemic

More from 2016

January 27, 2016 Hoosier county starting to more use of needle-exchange program

January 21, 2016 New Efforts To Address America’s Growing Addiction Crisis

January 21, 2018 How a ‘Perfect Storm’ in New Hampshire Has Fueled an Opioid Crisis

January 18, 2016 New Access To Federal Funds For Syringe Exchange Is Welcome Support For Rural Areas Facing Addiction

January 11, 2016 A boost for needle exchanges

January 6, 2016 Republicans in Congress ended the decades-long funding ban on needle exchange programs

December 16, 2015 HIV Outbreak costs state $58 million

December 15, 2015 Law Enforcement Lead West Virginia Efforts to Implement Syringe Exchange Programs

December 10, 2015 Few needle exchanges in small towns, suburbs hit by surge in heroin use

December 3, 2015 Scott Co. health officials sharing what they've learned about HIV with the rest of the country

November 30, 2015 Memorial hosted for heroin deaths

November 23, 2015 Thousands of drug users are rescuing each other with antidote naloxone

November 17, 2015 Here's What You Need to Know About HIV Before You Read Anything About Charlie Sheen

November 12, 2015 Proposed city budget includes needle exchange program

November 9, 2015 Hoosier Survey finds public support for needle exchanges

November 5, 2015 Chris Christie Makes Emotional Plea To Rethink Drug Addiction Treatment

October 30, 2015 Drug czar asks state to help, not jail offenders

October 21, 2015 Obama Strikes Personal Note as He Urges Help for Addiction

October 14, 2015 Sheriff hires additional officer to combat HIV drug problem

October 12, 2015 Syringe Exchange Program in Monongalia County Helps Those with Addiction

October 7, 2015 Research: Needle-sharing dropped among addicts using Indiana exchange

September 28, 2015 Charleston to possibly launch needle exchange program by December

September 22, 2015 Council Approves Ordinance to Legalize Needle Possession for Potential Needle Exchange Program

September 15, 2015 UC doctor takes on heroin epidemic with needle exchange program

September 9, 2015 Needle-exchange program quietly protects public health

September 1, 2015 Louisville expands needle exchange program as S. Indiana HIV cases increase

August 24, 2015 Up to 20 Indiana counties may soon have needle exchange

August 12, 2015 State officials: Heroin overdose deaths spike in Mississippi

July 22, 2015 Training Begins for Syringe Exchange Program

July 13, 2015 Editorial: State should play big part in syringe program

July 10, 2015 As national heroin rates surge, Miami-Dade still lacks a needle exchange program

July 1, 2015 DHHR to Launch Syringe Exchange in Cabell County

June 30, 2015 District sees ‘remarkable’ drop in number of newly reported HIV cases

June 24, 2015 Needle-Exchange Programs Could Prevent HIV Outbreaks, Experts Say

June 23, 2015 How Syringe Exchanges Help Stem the Spread of HIV

June 9, 2015 Louisville begins syringe drop & swap program

June 1, 2015 Needle exchange plans include street outreach

May 20, 2015 Internist Speaks Volumes for Those Suffering in Silence

May 13, 2015 A critical need for needle exchanges in NC

May 2, 2015 Work to prevent opiate drug abuse

April 24, 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana grows

April 24, 2015 MMWR: Community Outbreak of HIV Infection Linked to Injection Drug Use of Oxymorphone

April 17, 2015 Rural Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130 People

April 17, 2015 At Least 120 Now Infected In Indiana HIV Outbreak

April 11, 2015 Rural Indiana county’s HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

April 3, 2015 Activists Blame Indiana HIV Outbreak on Officials’ Ignorance About the Disease

March 30, 2015 How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana — and why we should be paying attention