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However, only 6% of this population received hepatitis C care within six months after delivery.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
West Virginia’s lawsuit against Janssen and others arrives amid a rise in HIV, hepatitis and overdose rates linked to the opioid crisis.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
More fentanyl in the drug supply increases fatal overdoses, but other factors also fuel the crisis in Black communities.
Plus: A HepVu fellow aims to geographically track hep C rates and overdose deaths and thus identify where risk is the highest.
The hepatitis bridge counselor will work in Guilford County and other parts of central North Carolina.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pregnant people at highest risk for hepatitis C were white, American Indian or Alaska Natives and lived in the Northeast or Appalachia.
This California county had the highest hepatitis C rates in the state, and yet officials have hampered syringe programs.
Nearly a third of teens and young adults improperly use tranquilizers, stimulants and other psychoactive drugs.
The death rate spiked right after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Areas with lower population density have not seen the same slowdown as urban areas.
Researchers found that longer usage of injection drugs was positively linked to hep C testing.
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