Pharmacist-Initiated Harm Reduction Services

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The possibilities of a drug-related overdose or HIV transmission via shared needles are two prevalent dangers that people who inject drugs (PWID) face. Harm reduction services can be accessed by PWID to mitigate these dangers, but numerous barriers inhibit accessibility. A viable solution, however, can be found within a single, accessible location – community pharmacies. Pharmacies can be a vital harm reduction resource by offering naloxone and nonprescription syringes to people who use drugs (PWUD).

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