Infectious disease physician Josh Barocas will use NIDA grant to create a novel surveillance network for people who use drugs, emphasizing community engagement.
The first multi-site study of the ESC model suggests a nonpharmacologic care model focused on maternal engagement is a safe option for widespread use.
Telemedicine and lower-barrier access to buprenorphine hold potential to make gains against the opioid epidemic after the COVID-19 crisis subsides.
Isolation and barriers to harm reduction services could increase overdoses and new HIV infections among people who use drugs, experts worry.
Federally qualified health centers see 10 times the HCV prevalence of the general population, but aren't yet reaching their full potential in fighting this consequence of the opioid epidemic.