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Association between opioid agonist therapy use and HIV testing uptake among people who have recently injected drugs: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
Opioid agonist therapy may increase uptake of HIV testing among people who inject drugs, providing further evidence that opioid agonist therapy improves the HIV treatment care cascade.
Emergence of wasp dope in rural Appalachian Kentucky
Among people who use drugs in rural Kentucky, USA, more than one in six people surveyed reported using wasp dope (made from insecticides) in the past 6 months, nearing the percentage using cocaine/crack (20%) and fentanyl/carfentanil (25%).
First‐time offenders for recreational ketamine use under a new penalty system in Taiwan: incidence, recidivism and mortality in national cohorts from 2009 to 2017
Recreational ketamine use in Taiwan appears to lead to both high risk for drug‐related re‐offence and excess mortality.
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