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Needle Exchanges Work, But Resource Shortages, Users’ Unsafe Practices Undermine Success

KHN Morning Briefing

Although the programs are showing results, problems still exist. There are rarely enough needles for users, even when an area has an established exchange program. In addition, white people tend to share needles and are less likely to seek out clean syringes. Meanwhile, the rising cost of an anti-overdose medication is causing panic for those who desperately need it.

Texans Brace For Mental Health Cuts In Trump Administration

KHN Morning Briefing

The mental health benefits of an estimated 2.6 million Texans — coverage resulting from the Affordable Care Act — could be at risk. Meanwhile, in Kansas, community mental health systems are preparing ambitious plans to address the state’s gaps in care. Also on the topic of mental health, one Boston public school is attempting to help students deal with post-election stress.

Advocates Worry Trump’s Solution To Build Wall Ignores Realities Of Opioid Epidemic

KHN Morning Briefing

Donald Trump has said one way he plans to address the opioid crisis is to build a wall between America and Mexico — but the leading causes of overdose deaths are prescription pills and alcohol, which would not be affected by a wall. Meanwhile, some companies are taking steps to combat the crisis starting with their employees.