Tag Archives: Injections

Trump backs needle exchange, not supervised injections, in his HIV strategy

The Trump administration is backing needle exchange programs to reach its goal of ending HIV transmission within a decade, and will continue to oppose supervised injection sites where people inject illegal drugs in a room with a healthcare provider nearby. The policy position, stated by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at the National… Read More »

Long-term Benefit of Steroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis Challenged

Among people with osteoarthritic knees, repeated steroid injections over two years brought no long-term improvement in reducing pain, according to a study funded in part by the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Rather than showing any benefit, the results revealed that the injections sped the loss of the cartilage… Read More »