Arthur Jackson (right) gets blood tests during home visits in Boston from nurse Brenda Mastricola. He’s also getting intravenous penicillin to treat a serious bone infection in his foot. The medication’s pump is connected to an indwelling IV catheter. It’s still uncommon for patients with a history of injection drug use to be sent home with an IV.

Arthur Jackson (right) gets blood tests during home visits in Boston from nurse Brenda Mastricola. He’s also getting intravenous penicillin to treat a serious bone infection in his foot. The medication’s pump is connected to an indwelling IV catheter. It’s still uncommon for patients with a history of injection drug use to be sent home with an IV.