A failure of public health: The resurgence of HCV and HIV

As the United States is collectively gripped by the reappearance of measles and other childhood diseases caused by poor vaccination rates — a direct consequence of disinformation campaigns aimed at a population that seeks ready opportunities to fear and distrust the medical community — there’s another issue currently flickering in the background that’s likely to […]

Why needle exchanges matter

The United States has a relationship with addiction and treatment that is simultaneously frustrating, narrow-minded, self-defeating, and regressive. Unlike almost every other nation in the West, we lack a comprehensive approach to handling addiction with respect and compassion, and it, along with the failing war on drugs, costs the nation millions a year. The United […]