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  1. Research

    Access to healthcare insurance and healthcare services among syringe exchange program clients in Massachusetts: qualitative findings from health navigators with the iDU (“I do”) Care Collaborative

    Little is known about access to health insurance among people who inject drugs (PWID) who attend syringe exchange programs (SEPs). The goal of the current study was to assess perceptions of SEP staff, includin...

    Thomas J. Stopka, Marguerite Hutcheson and Ashley Donahue

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:26

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  2. Review

    Supervised injection facilities in Canada: past, present, and future

    Canada has long contended with harms arising from injection drug use. In response to epidemics of HIV infection and overdose in Vancouver in the mid-1990s, a range of actors advocated for the creation of super...

    Thomas Kerr, Sanjana Mitra, Mary Clare Kennedy and Ryan McNeil

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:28

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  3. Research

    Needle exchange programs for the prevention of hepatitis C virus infection in people who inject drugs: a systematic review with meta-analysis

    Previous research on the effectiveness of needle exchange programs (NEP) in preventing hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people who inject drugs (PWID) has shown mixed findings. The purpose of this study was to use t...

    Stephen M. Davis, Shay Daily, Alfgeir L. Kristjansson, George A. Kelley, Keith Zullig, Adam Baus, Danielle Davidov and Melanie Fisher

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:25

    Published on: 17 May 2017

  4. Research

    The association between residential eviction and syringe sharing among a prospective cohort of street-involved youth

    Syringe sharing is a high-risk practice associated with the transmission of infectious diseases, such as HIV and HCV. While youth who contend with housing instability are known to be more likely to engage in h...

    Andreas Pilarinos, Mary Clare Kennedy, Ryan McNeil, Huiru Dong, Thomas Kerr and Kora DeBeck

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:24

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  5. Research

    Expanding conceptualizations of harm reduction: results from a qualitative community-based participatory research study with people who inject drugs

    The perspectives of people who use drugs are critical in understanding why people choose to reduce harm in relation to drug use, what practices are considered or preferred in conceptualizations of harm reducti...

    L. M. Boucher, Z. Marshall, A. Martin, K. Larose-Hébert, J. V. Flynn, C. Lalonde, D. Pineau, J. Bigelow, T. Rose, R. Chase, R. Boyd, M. Tyndall and C. Kendall

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:18

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  6. Research

    A cohort study examining emergency department visits and hospital admissions among people who use drugs in Ottawa, Canada

    The health of people who use drugs (PWUD) is characterized by multimorbidity and chronicity of health conditions, necessitating an understanding of their health care utilization. The objective of this study wa...

    Claire E. Kendall, Lisa M. Boucher, Amy E. Mark, Alana Martin, Zack Marshall, Rob Boyd, Pam Oickle, Nicola Diliso, Dave Pineau, Brad Renaud, Tiffany Rose, Sean LeBlanc, Mark Tyndall, Olivia M. Lee and Ahmed M. Bayoumi

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:16

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  7. Research

    Mitigating the heroin crisis in Baltimore, MD, USA: a cost-benefit analysis of a hypothetical supervised injection facility

    In Baltimore, MD, as in many cities throughout the USA, overdose rates are on the rise due to both the increase of prescription opioid abuse and that of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the drug market....

    Amos Irwin, Ehsan Jozaghi, Brian W. Weir, Sean T. Allen, Andrew Lindsay and Susan G. Sherman

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:29

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  8. Research

    Gender difference in early initiation of methamphetamine use among current methamphetamine users in Muse, Northern Shan State, Myanmar

    Globally, methamphetamine (MA) use is a significant public health concern due to unprecedented health effects of its use. However, gender similarities and differences in early age of MA initiation and its risk...

    Yu Mon Saw, Thu Nandar Saw, Junko Yasuoka, Nyein Chan, Nang Pann Ei Kham, Wint Khine, Su Myat Cho and Masamine Jimba

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:21

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  9. Opinion

    Monitoring quality and coverage of harm reduction services for people who use drugs: a consensus study

    Despite advances in our knowledge of effective services for people who use drugs over the last decades globally, coverage remains poor in most countries, while quality is often unknown. This paper aims to disc...

    Lucas Wiessing, Marica Ferri, Vendula Běláčková, Patrizia Carrieri, Samuel R. Friedman, Cinta Folch, Kate Dolan, Brian Galvin, Peter Vickerman, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Viktor Mravčík, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Vana Sypsa, Ana Sarasa-Renedo, Anneli Uusküla, Dimitrios Paraskevis…

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:19

    Published on: 22 April 2017

  10. Research

    The acceptability and feasibility of a brief psychosocial intervention to reduce blood-borne virus risk behaviours among people who inject drugs: a randomised control feasibility trial of a psychosocial intervention (the PROTECT study) versus treatment as usual

    While opiate substitution therapy and injecting equipment provision (IEP) have reduced blood-borne viruses (BBV) among people who inject drugs (PWID), some PWID continue to share injecting equipment and acquir...

    Gail Gilchrist, Davina Swan, April Shaw, Ada Keding, Sarah Towers, Noel Craine, Alison Munro, Elizabeth Hughes, Steve Parrott, John Strang, Avril Taylor and Judith Watson

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:14

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  11. Research

    Willingness to use a supervised injection facility among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically: a cross-sectional study

    Supervised injection facilities (SIFs) are legally sanctioned environments for people to inject drugs under medical supervision. SIFs currently operate in ten countries, but to date, no SIF has been opened in ...

    Benjamin A. Bouvier, Beth Elston, Scott E. Hadland, Traci C. Green and Brandon D. L. Marshall

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:13

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  12. Research

    Retrospective analysis of antiretroviral therapy uptake and retention of male clients receiving methadone maintenance therapy in two provinces in Vietnam: potential synergy of the two therapies

    Vietnam has a concentrated HIV epidemic with injection drug use being the dominant mode of HIV transmission. Vietnam has rapidly expanded antiretroviral therapy (ART) and methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). T...

    Linh Thi Thuy Pham, Akiko Kitamura, Hoa Mai Do, Kim Anh Lai, Nhan Tuan Le, Van Thi Thuy Nguyen and Masaya Kato

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:12

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  13. Research

    Factors that influence children’s gambling attitudes and consumption intentions: lessons for gambling harm prevention research, policies and advocacy strategies

    Harmful gambling is a public health issue that affects not only adults but also children. With the development of a range of new gambling products, and the marketing for these products, children are potentiall...

    Hannah Pitt, Samantha L. Thomas, Amy Bestman, Mike Daube and Jeffrey Derevensky

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:11

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  14. Research

    Assessing the experience of using synthetic cannabinoids by means of interpretative phenomenological analysis

    New psychoactive substances (NPS) have been increasingly consumed by people who use drugs in recent years, which pose a new challenge for treatment services. One of the largest groups of NPS is synthetic canna...

    Szilvia Kassai, Judit Nóra Pintér, József Rácz, Brigitta Böröndi, Tamás Tóth-Karikó, Kitti Kerekes and V. Anna Gyarmathy

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:9

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  15. Research

    The impact of benzodiazepine use in patients enrolled in opioid agonist therapy in Northern and rural Ontario

    Benzodiazepine use is common among patients in opioid agonist therapy; this puts patients at an increased risk of overdose and death. In this study, we examine the impact of baseline and ongoing benzodiazepine...

    Alexandra M. Franklyn, Joseph K. Eibl, Graham Gauthier, David Pellegrini, Nancy E. Lightfoot and David C. Marsh

    Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:6

    Published on: 26 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:15

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