This report presents a review and synthesis of approaches and strategies adopted by drug checking programs and existing evidence on their effectiveness in changing drug use attitudes, behavior, and health outcomes. Our review includes studies of drug checking programs across a variety of settings in the United States and internationally. We prioritize studies of drug checking programs that are specific to fentanyl, are coupled with other harm reduction services, and include early evaluation of program effectiveness. At the end of the document, we discuss the implications of the existing evidence for future initiatives and further research on drug checking programs.
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