18. Treating HCV in People Who Inject Drugs
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In episode 18 we discuss the Hepatitis C Real Option (HERO) Study about two different models of HCV treatment in people who inject drugs.
Litwin AH, Lum PJ, Taylor LE, Mehta SH, Tsui JI, Feinberg J, Kim AY, Norton BL, Heo M, Arnsten J, Meissner P, Karasz A, Mckee MD, Ward JW, Johnson N, Pericot-Valverde I, Agyemang L, Stein ES, Thomas A, Borsuk C, Blalock KL, Wilkinson S, Wagner K, Roche J, Murray-Krezan C, Anderson J, Jacobsohn V, Luetkemeyer AF, Falade-Nwulia O, Page K; HERO Study Group. Patient-centred models of hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs: a multicentre, pragmatic randomised trial. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Dec;7(12):1112-1127. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(22)00275-8.
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We also discuss making naloxone nasal spray over the counter, and the increasing number of poisonings from cannabis products.
We also want to share some links relevant to episode 16, about in-jail treatment of opioid use disorder. The research was from an organization called JCOIN, which provides resources for those who study opioid use disorder in justice-involved settings. There will also be a new paper coming out by the authors, from the NIH-HEAL Initiative.
Episode 18 Credits:
- Original theme music: composed and performed by Benjamin Kennedy
- Audio production: Erin McCue
- Video production: Paul Kennedy
- Executive Producer: Patrick Beeman
- A podcast from Ars Longa Media
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