In the whirr of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami's Overtown neighborhood handed out extra syringes to heroin users. Others trying to break from the drug's grasp picked up advance medication from methadone clinics.
With the growing number of patients who self-inject medications at home, the number of needles that need to be disposed of is growing, as well. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that these items be placed in an approv...
Local officials are raising concerns about drug use at hurricane shelters, saying they aren't equipped to care for addicts, unaccompanied minors and others with other medical needs. Nearly 16,000 people … Click to Continue »
As the face of heroin abuse changes over the decades, drug users addicted to prescription painkillers are now more likely than ever to also abuse heroin.
Adams once convinced Mike Pence, then governor of Indiana, to open syringe exchanges for drug users. That influence could help address the nationwide opioid epidemic.