Drug users find safety, community in underground injection facility

(Reuters Health) - - Intravenous drug users who inject in a secret U.S. facility where staff provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they appreciate the site for letting them in off the streets and for its history-shaping role.
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: The Lancet HIVAuthor(s): Javier A Cepeda, Ksenia Eritsyan, Peter Vickerman, Alexandra Lyubimova, Marina Shegay, Veronika Odinokova, Leo Beletsky, Annick Borquez, Matthew Hickman, Chris Beyrer, Natasha K MartinSummaryBackgroundMost new HIV infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in eastern Europe and central Asia occur in Russia, where PWID have a high risk of overdose. In Russia, use of opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is prohibited, and coverage of needle and syringe programmes (NSPs) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) is poor. We aimed to assess the effects that sc...
Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis systematic literature review shows that abuse of prescription opioids is characterized by substantial direct healthcare costs, medical utilization, and related societal costs. Future research should further investigate the indirect costs of opioid abuse.
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Thread Starter Will voluntary detainment in a mental hospital affect becoming a medic? Follow 30 minutes ago 30m ago I haven’t been hospitalised but I have overdosed. As others have said it’s confidential and won’t affect you application or acceptance so that shouldn’t stop you fr...
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In conclusion, Ozone improves oxygen content and reduces oxidative damage in blood from AD patients, and therapeutic dose ozone do not induce hemolysis and morphology change of erythrocytes. PMID: 30018723 [PubMed]
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
Funding Opportunity PA-18-863 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to encourage research grant applications that explore whether and how alcohol and other illicit drugs or illicitly used prescription drugs interact to contribute to unintentional injuries and poisonings and how to prevent and/or reduce simultaneous use of alcohol or drugs singly or in combination.
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Funding Opportunity PA-18-861 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to encourage research grant applications that explore whether and how alcohol and other illicit drugs or illicitly used prescription drugs interact to contribute to unintentional injuries and poisonings and how to prevent and/or reduce simultaneous use of alcohol or drugs singly or in combination.
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Funding Opportunity PA-18-862 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to encourage research grant applications that explore whether and how alcohol and other illicit drugs or illicitly used prescription drugs interact to contribute to unintentional injuries and poisonings and how to prevent and/or reduce simultaneous use of alcohol or drugs singly or in combination.
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BACKGROUND: Little is known about risk factors for repeated opioid overdose and fatal opioid overdose in the first year following nonfatal opioid overdose. METHODS: We identified a national retrospective longitudinal cohort of patients aged 18-64 y...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Fentanyl and fentanyl analogs are increasingly involved in opioid overdose deaths, and new fentanyl analogs continue to be identified (1). Carfentanil, the most potent fentanyl analog detected in the United States, is intended for sedation of large anim...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
In conclusion, Rg1 produced hepatoprotective effects against APAP-induced acute liver injury via Nrf2 signaling pathway. Rg1 might be an effective approach for the prevention against acute liver injury.Graphical abstract
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
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