Development of a filter to prevent infections with spore-forming bacteria in injecting drug users

Original research
par
Alhusein, Nour et al

Date de publication

2016

Géographie

UK

Langue de la ressource

English

Texte disponible en version intégrale

Oui

Open Access / OK to Reproduce

Oui

Évalué par des pairs

Yes

L’objectif

Our aim was to develop a filter that efficiently removes spore-forming bacteria and is also likely to be acceptable for use by people who inject drugs (i.e. quick, simple and not spoil the hit).

Constatations/points à retenir

A filtration device was developed which removes bacteria and particulates, is potentially easy for PWIDs to use and does not collect active ingredients, thus does not reduce the ‘high’. A future version needs to be streamlined, as the prototype is too bulky and its manufacture would be expensive.

Mots clés

Harm reduction
Safer supply
About PWUD
Injecting tablets