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Drug Checking as Harm Reduction: Responding to the drug supply | Drug Researchers' Roundtable
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Drug Checking as Harm Reduction: Responding to the drug supply | Drug Researchers' Roundtable

Recent headlines have sounded the alarm on newly emerging drugs like xylazine, fentanyl analogs, etizolam, and nitazene analogs contributing to injuries, overdoses, and fatalities across North America. Advanced drug checking technologies can help people who use drugs to understand and respond to the everchanging drug supply by taking precautions and practicing harm reduction. In this roundtable, our presenters will provide a snapshot of national and regional drug supply trends from drug checking laboratory data and see how harm reduction programs are using this information to help keep communities safe. Speakers: Alex Krotulski, PhD, is the Associate Director of Toxicology and Chemistry at The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education and Program Manager for NPS Discovery - an open-access drug early warning system operating in the United States. Traci Green, PhD, MSc is Professor and Director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She supports the Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream and Streetcheck.org Date: Recorded February 28, 2023 For more educational content, check out our main channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/DrugPolicyAlliance The Drug Policy Alliance is building a world without the drug war where people who use drugs are supported, not punished. We’re building a world where drug policy is grounded in evidence, health, equity, and human rights. Join us: https://drugpolicy.org/ . Watch our full video catalog at https://bit.ly/3vGJF7E Facebook: https://bit.ly/2OJS6OJ Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rZmXoT LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3yhrKH6 TikTok: https://bit.ly/3JeLEZx Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Qdm3XH
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