I’m impressed by the recent paper, Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes for People Who Inject Drugs Treated in an Accessible Care Program Located at a Syringe Service Program.
We need to end the viscous cycle of poverty, racism, poor education, addiction, infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C, and how this is perpetuated by the prison-industrial complex.
Disclaimer: Dr. Benjamin Eckhardt, the lead author, has been my friend for over 10 years, and Paul Sax, editor in chief of OFID, was my former program director during ID fellowship.
Lots of great researchers at BU/BMC are also working hard on hepatitis C and addiction, such as Benjamin Linas, Josh Barocas, Karen Lasser, Kristen Lee, and colleagues. Another disclaimer: Kristen Lee is my spouse.
In other news, my wonderful executive assistant Mike McLaughlin and editor Meredith Stivers have been hard at work, and the book is coming together. I think the launch party will actually happen on July 28th as planned.
More on the opera soon, for those of you who have heard about that project. The launch will be on Labor Day, September 3, in Jamaica Plain, Boston.
Thank you everyone and have a great day!
Philip Albert Lederer