Monthly Archives: December 2015

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18 12, 2015

Drug Overdoses Hit Record High: CDC

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National

Deaths related to drug overdoses reached new highs in 2014—more than 47,000 Americans. The leading causes of death by overdose are painkillers and heroin, due to their low cost and purity.

16 12, 2015

McGreevey: N.J. is wisely choosing clinical treatment for heroin abuse

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New Jersey

Opinion piece documenting the significant number of recent heroin overdoses in New Jersey. This is also a call to action to combat heroin addiction and overdose by exploring clinical treatment and reentry with addiction services.

13 12, 2015

McGreevey: Transferring the lessons of HIV/AIDS to treatment of Hepatitis C

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New Jersey

An opinion piece focusing on the growing Hepatitis C epidemic in the United States, particularly in New Jersey, where more than 5% of those infected live. The author says this disease need not become as deadly as HIV/AIDS. Unlike HIV/AIDS, Hep-C has a cure, and it must be made available to all who need […]

7 12, 2015

HIV Rates Fall, But Not All Groups Benefit, U.S. Study Finds

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National

Between 2005 and 2014, HIV diagnoses among white gay and bisexual men fell nearly 18%, but populations of black and Hispanic gay and bisexual men saw a rise in diagnoses of nearly 22% during this time.

1 12, 2015

U.S. Still in Danger of Losing War on AIDS, C.D.C. Director Says

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National

About 45,000 individuals become infected with HIV each year. Activists argue that not enough is being done to bring this number down. They are calling for more aggressive and progressive treatments and preventions nationwide.