US States Employ the Netflix Model for Reducing Costs of Hep C Drugs

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hepatitis-c-merck-medicaid_b_5c743ee6e4b097b64e5f6e9d   Yes, there is a strong intention to “fix” the problem of sourcing over-expensive Hepatitis C drugs.  The great intentions of State leaders to eradicate the disease are also to be commended. Has anyone stopped to consider the enormous savings that could be made by States who invest more on Hep C prevention programs?  Providing more education, introducing well-resourced and well-supplied needle exchange programs and working on the prisoner communities may not be palatable but would start to control the spread of the disease, leading to enormous savin

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New Research on Fentanyl Test Strips Released

Results from the FORECAST (Fentanyl Overdose Reduction Checking Analysis Study) Study by researchers at the esteemed John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Brown University, have just reported that Fentanyl Test Strips can be an effective #Harmreduction tool. When compared with the ‘Gold Standard’ Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry laboratory techniques, the test strips proved to be as good if not better than detecting trace quantities of #Fentanyl. While not originally manufactured for this purpose, the strips proved very effective in detecting the lethal contaminant in street drugs and is proving to be a useful tool to help

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The Exchange: Issue 39; 2017

Safe Injecting Facilities Safer Injection Facilities are very much in the news this past week.  As the US opioid crisis continues, discussions on the implementation of new SIF locations are being discussed.  Good news, from a country that has seen many states reluctantly introduce Needle Exchange services in recent time.  Locations are being discussed in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Ithaca, NY, Washington DC and in the Cape Cod area of M.assachusetts. Data from a John Hopkins study indicates that a single facility, serving 2,000 individuals per month would cost $1.8M to run but the savings in healthcare costs, including emergency personnel, ambulanc

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The Exchange: Issue 38; 2017

Harm Reduction News from Around the World Summer’s Over…. We are in the midst of Hurricane Season and the trauma that this brings.  ABC News reported that needle exchange and drug treatment services in Miami, Florida, supplied users with up to one weeks additional supplies in advance of Hurricane Irma to ensure that users were not left short in the aftermath of the storm.  Research carried out by Andrew Golub of the National Development & Research Institutes in New York after Hurricane Katrina found that many users abandoned their recovery programs or did not follow harm reduction principles after the storm due to feeling additional s

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Re-enforce your Harm Reduction message with One-Use Spoon

One-Use Spoon – The World’s Most User-Friendly Cooker Does not require a plastic handle when in use Does not bend when heated Bears a Harm Reduction message Made from stainless steel CE– marked Filter provided Sterilized for safety http://one-use.com/one-use-spoon/ or info@one-use.com  

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One-Use Pill Cooker: A New Sterile Cooker Specifically for Pills

One-Use Harm Reduction Supplies is proud to announce the launch of the new One-Use Pill Cooker® for injectable drug users (IDU) who require to cook up pills.  Pills usually consist of binders and fillers to carry a small amount of active ingredient.  These binders/fillers are usually sugars, lactose, xantham gums are resin.  When crushed, they tend to shatter into large and tiny particles that do not all dissolve when heated. One-Use Pill Cooker has been designed to reduce the negative impact of hard microscopic particles on veins of IDUs who use pills.  The disc filter is a high-performance filter that has a universal syringe attachment that allo

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