The quarterly newsletter from Praxis shares information on current issues in Harm Reduction, HIV/AIDS Care Integration, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Opioid Overdose Prevention, and Viral Hepatitis Care Integration. Recent editions:
August 2017 Newsletter
April 2017 Newsletter
Watch webinars on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
from Praxis. Learn more.
According to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (April 14, 2017)
, the highly-potent, short-acting opiate fentanyl was involved in two-thirds of roughly 200 recent opioid overdose deaths
occurring within a six-month period in southeast Massachusetts.China carfentanil ban
a ‘game-changer’ for opioid epidemic. Learn more.
MassHealth to pay for Hepatitis C treatment
for enrolled members effective August 1, 2016. Learn more.City officials in Holyoke, MA are making the process of seeking treatment easier
–similar to initiatives in Gloucester and Brockton. Read more.Learn more
about the Massachusetts law addressing the opioid epidemic
.State Without StigMA
is a Massachusetts public education campaign combatting the stigmas associated with people who experience opioid addictions. Learn more
A 2015 study found one out of 183 Massachusetts residents diagnosed between 2001 and 2011 with acute Hepatitis C infection was reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
. The CDC estimates that new Hepatitis C infections in 2013 could have been as high as 101,400 compared to the number reported (2,138). Read more.