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10.17.19

Democratic Presidential Candidates on Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Regina LaBelle, Leigh Bianchi, and Somer Brown. This post was originally published on July 10, 2019 and updated on October 17, 2019. It has been amended to only include the candidates who were present for the Democratic debate held on Tuesday, October 15. As communities across the country continue to struggle […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

10.17.19

Family Separation Isn’t New in the U.S.

By Somer Brown

On October 3, the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of the children and parents “who were forcibly torn from each other under the Trump administration’s illegal practice of separating families at the border.” The complaint discusses the traumatic effects that even brief family separation has on children. Family separation in […]

Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

09.16.19

U.S. Hepatitis C Rates Continue to Rise as Implementation of Syringe Service Programs Lags Far Behind Community Needs

By Johan Marulanda

The following statement is by Senior Associate Sonia Canzater and Program Director Jeffrey S. Crowley September 16, 2019 | Last week, the CDC released the latest viral hepatitis surveillance data that shows reported new cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) continue to increase, rising 7% from 2016 to 2017, contributing to an upward trend that […]

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09.05.19

Expanding Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) Can Help Curb Recent Surge in Hepatitis C and HIV Cases

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C. | Recent increases in Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV cases related to opioid misuse has led to increased support for harm reduction efforts, including syringe services programs. “Cases of HCV increased three-and-a-half times from 2010-2016, primarily due to an increase in injection […]

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