Affiliation: Columbia University
- Syringe availability as HIV prevention: a review of modalitiesP Coffin
The Lindesmith Center
J Urban Health 77:306-30. 2000..Finally, any evidence of declining hepatitis C incidence among young IDUs might serve as a surrogate for a sharp drop in injection-related HIV risk behaviors in that population...
- Safe syringe disposal is related to safe syringe access among HIV-positive injection drug usersPhillip O Coffin
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
AIDS Behav 11:652-62. 2007..Interventions to improve disposal should include expanding sites of safe syringe acquisition while enhancing disposal messages, alternatives, and convenience...
- Support for buprenorphine and methadone prescription to heroin-dependent patients among New York City physiciansPhillip O Coffin
New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, 10029, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:1-6. 2006..024), and being the director of a clinic or program (p = 0.031; p = 0.008). This preliminary study suggests that a substantial proportion of New York City physicians would prescribe methadone or buprenorphine to heroin-dependent patients...
- Identifying injection drug users at risk of nonfatal overdosePhillip O Coffin
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Acad Emerg Med 14:616-23. 2007..The authors evaluated associations between individual-level risk factors and experiencing an overdose in the past six months to determine which characteristics and behaviors may be most predictive of overdose...
- Impact of increased syringe access: preliminary findings on injection drug user syringe source, disposal, and pharmacy sales in Harlem, New YorkCrystal M Fuller
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, NY, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 42:S77-82. 2002..To evaluate the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program (ESAP) through injection drug user (IDU) surveys, discarded needles and syringes studies, and pharmacy sales and experiences surveys...
- Circumstances of witnessed drug overdose in New York City: implications for interventionMelissa Tracy
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 79:181-90. 2005....
- More pharmacists in high-risk neighborhoods of New York City support selling syringes to injection drug usersPhillip O Coffin
The Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, NY 10029, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 42:S62-7. 2002..To document changes in pharmacists' opinions and practices from the time of passage to implementation of a law permitting selling syringes without a prescription (the Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program [ESAP])...
- Syringe distribution to injection drug users for prevention of HIV infection: opinions and practices of health care providers in New York CityPhillip O Coffin
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:438-41. 2004..1% vs. 22.7%; P<.0001). These results suggest that many providers are willing to furnish IDUs with syringes but are unaware of the current law...
- Income distribution and risk of fatal drug overdose in New York City neighborhoodsSandro Galea
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York 10024, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 70:139-48. 2003..Disinvestment in social and economic resources in unequal neighborhoods may explain this association. Public health interventions related to overdose risk should pay particular attention to highly unequal neighborhoods...
- Racial/ethnic disparities in overdose mortality trends in New York City, 1990-1998Sandro Galea
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 5283, USA
J Urban Health 80:201-11. 2003....
- Opiates, cocaine and alcohol combinations in accidental drug overdose deaths in New York City, 1990-98Phillip O Coffin
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York 10029, USA
Addiction 98:739-47. 2003..CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that interventions to prevent accidental overdose mortality should address the use of drugs such as heroin, cocaine and alcohol in combination...
- Drug overdose: new insights, innovative surveillance, and promising interventionsSandro Galea
Center of Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY 10029-5283, USA
J Urban Health 80:186-8. 2003
- Heroin and cocaine dependence and the risk of accidental non-fatal drug overdoseSandro Galea
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1214 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
J Addict Dis 25:79-87. 2006..These observations suggest that overdose prevention interventions, perhaps even those specifically targeting opiate overdose, may be more efficiently directed at individuals exhibiting cocaine dependence...
- Preventing blood-borne infections through pharmacy syringe sales and safe community syringe disposalT Stephen Jones
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Intervention, Research, and Support, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 42:S6-9. 2002
- Preliminary evidence of health care provider support for naloxone prescription as overdose fatality prevention strategy in New York CityPhillip O Coffin
Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine, USA
J Urban Health 80:288-90. 2003..4% would consider prescribing naloxone, and 29.4% were unsure. This preliminary study suggests that a substantial number of New York City health care providers would prescribe naloxone for opiate overdose prevention...
- Mortality after release from prisonPhillip O Coffin
N Engl J Med 356:1785; author reply 1786-7. 2007