Debbie Michel of Marietta, Ga., was diagnosed with breast cancer last September and couldnât get the drug her doctor initially prescribed because there was a shortage of the medicine. After dealing with the news that she had cancer, and accepting the treatments she wold have to undergo, a shortage of the drugs she needed to beat the disease was the last thing she suspected.
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Today’s news from the #Gloucester Police Department is the kind of positive change that we have worked hard to advocate for. Building trusting relationships with people who use #drugs inside of a #publichealth framework (rather than criminal one) just makes sense. It also happens to be supported by good data and hard working people like our friends at the #HarmReduction Coalition. Last week they shared a video we produced on their behalf with the #UnitedNations in New York City that ended in a round of applause. We’ve been pleased to help tell this story. There’s nothing more encouraging that seeing actual, tangible, positive change come about as a result of this week. Hat’s off to all our friends in harm reduction and to everyone who believes that a better future is possible. See more of our work from this project, including an exhibition at the United Nations in Vienna during the Conference on Narcotic Drugs: http://luceoimages.com/portfolio/building-conversation/