Fentanyl – It’s Not Just In Heroin Anymore

By Andy Fyne, Harm Reduction Director Fentanyl is an opioid 50 times more potent than heroin.  It now accounts for more than 30% of opioid overdoses nationally and in Marin, there were 19 deaths attributed to fentanyl poisoning in 2019.  Fentanyl is no longer just an...

Census 2020 Urgently Needs Part-Time Helpers

Counting of residents of the United States will begin in March of 2020 and continue to July 2020.  Marin County is committing significant resources to assure that all residents are counted because a myriad of critical policy and funding decisions are based on this...

Pharmacy Access to PEP and PrEP

Andy Fyne – HIV Prevention Manager SB 159 was just signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. This important law has the potential to help Marin County further reduce its 20 new annual HIV infections by making powerful HIV prevention medications easier to access....

California Just Made a Historic Move In PrEP and PEP Expansion

After passing almost unanimously in the California State Legislature, a bill aimed at expanding access to the life-saving drugs pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. “The HIV epidemic is...