Updates

Syringe Services Program Letter for NC Healthcare Providers

Syringe Services Program Letter for NC Healthcare Providers

The NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health (DHHS DPH) has sent a letter to North Carolina healthcare providers regarding the importance of syringe service programs in local communities. The letter states in part, “The number of overdose...

Xylazine Update for North Carolina Clinicians

Xylazine Update for North Carolina Clinicians

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health has updated the 2023 Xylazine Exposure Guidance and offers new insights with immediate implications for clinical practice and frontline public health. Xylazine was first introduced...

May 2024 Update – NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

May 2024 Update – NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health (IVPB) recently posted an update of suspected overdose deaths, fentanyl-positive deaths, and provisional data on ED visits for overdose reports. Suspected Overdose Deaths There were 278...

New Study: Daily Marijuana Use Outpaces Daily Drinking in the US

New Study: Daily Marijuana Use Outpaces Daily Drinking in the US

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40 years in the making as recreational pot use became more mainstream and legal in nearly half of U.S. states. Daily...

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