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Unhoused people are reversing overdoses and saving lives on the street, but these efforts aren’t showing up in official counts.
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As the pandemic intensifies the overdose crisis in Alameda County and elsewhere, harm reduction advocates step in where government lags.
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"We are overreacting to the need to lower opioid prescribing by punishing patients," says Dr. Kelly Pfeifer.

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