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Role of community pharmacies in harm reduction: 25 years of syringe exchange program in Portugal

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MADEIRA, Anabela (National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Pharmacy Services, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Anabela Madeira (1), Maria I. Conceição (1), Inês Miranda (1), Isabel Jacinto* (1), Rute Horta1

    1) Pharmacy Services, National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisbon, Portugal

  • Abstract:

    Background

    Injecting drug users (IDU) are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases, such as HIV, HCV, HBV and other blood-borne infections as a result of sharing contaminated injecting equipment and unprotected sexual contacts. Harm reduction involves a range of strategies, including: syringe exchange program (SEP); opioid substitution

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Last update 4 October 2019

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