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Needle Exchanges Help Curb Disease, but Legislators Don't Like Them
 
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For decades, public health experts have known that syringe exchange programs reduce the spread of certain viral infections - like H.I.V.,hepatitis B and hepatitis C - by removing infected needles from circulation. Studies have shown that programs using sterile injection equipment are both safe and save money. And yet they are rarely seen in the United States. Why not? That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. This episode was adapted from a column Austin wrote for The Upshot. Links to references and further reading can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/upshot/politics-are-tricky-but-science-is-clear-needle-exchanges-work.html John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com
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Clean Needles Save Lives - Needle Exchange in the US (Sub: ENG, RUS, SPA, HUN)
 
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Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B50V/ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/drugreporter WEB: http://www.drugreporter.net The federal ban on Needle exchange in the US is finally shifted after 21 years. This is a movie about how needle exchange helps to protect communities from death and disease. HCLU made it in cooperation with the Harm Reduction Coalition - to learn more, go to our website: http://drogriporter.hu/en/needle Las jeringas limpias salvan vidas: intercambios de jeringas en EU. La prohibición federal sobre el intercambio de agujas en los EU finalmente se cambió después de 21 años. Esta es una película acerca de cómo el intercambio de agujas ayuda a proteger a las comunidades de la muerte y la enfermedad. HCLU lo hizo en colaboración con la Coalición de Reducción de Daños - para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web: http://drogriporter.hu/en/needle Traducción al español de los subtítulos de Espolea. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/B50V/
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Five facts about syringe exchange programs
 
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Health ID: Five facts about syringe exchange programs
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Needle exchange program for addicts in Summit Co
 
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Akron Say No to Dope has partnered with the Summit County Health Department for a needle exchange program.
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Needle exchange program
 
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OC Board of Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Andrew Do comments on the OC Needle exchange programs forum.
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Mike Pence's Indiana: Needle Exchanges (HBO)
 
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In 2015 there was a huge spike in Scott Co in HIV cases among heroin users. After waffling (and praying) Gov. Mike Pence allowed an emergency needle exchange which stopped the outbreak. Needle exchange is now allowed in a handful of counties but the barriers are high: the locals have to pay for it themselves and the problem counties are often the poorest. Evan McMorris-Santoro takes a look at how health care spending bumps up against social mores, and how that might translate now that Pence is about to become VP. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2jeT4y2 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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Needle Exchange Program
 
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Public Service Announcement
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Roanoke discusses establishing needle exchange program
 
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The program would allow officials to exchange dirty needles for clean ones.
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Needle Exchange Program
 
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The Grant County Health District is exploring a needle exchange intervention program. Find the full story in the Friday, April 15, 2016 edition of the Columbia Basin Herald.
Needle Exchange program sparks disagreement
 
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Needle Exchange program sparks disagreement
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Needle Exchange Program
 
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Needle Exchange Program PSA
 
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Needle exchange program could soon end in Holyoke
 
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Heroin addicts can exchange dirty needles for syringes, and pick up new tourniquets, saline and many other components of “shooting up.”
Views: 62 WWLP-22News
How do needle exchange programs affect drug use?
 
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Needle exchange programs provide drug users with sterile needles to reduce the spread of infection. But do they actually encourage drug use?
Views: 900 WWLP-22News
SEP Syringe Exchange Program - Are 867,000 needles a problem?
 
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SUBSCRIBE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/northwestdigitalnews Email: [email protected] Jeff Wilson joins Kevin Hunter and Chris Bornstedt in studio to discuss the needle exchange program in Cowlitz County. Is there a safety concern for children in the county when 867,000 needles are being given out to drug users each year? Started in the late 1990's, the syringe exchange program went into full gear by 2001. By 2010, over 300,000 needles were being given out. Six years later, the numbers would nearly triple, approaching 1 million needles a year. Who is picking up all this trash, let alone the hazards this many needles present to public safety? Was this the goal of SEP?
Indiana allows needle exchange program to stem HIV outbreak
 
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency Thursday in a southern Indiana County where the health department reports a huge increase in the number of cases of HIV infection.
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Iowans Are Trying To Legalize An Underground Needle Exchange | World of Hurt (HBO)
 
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In Iowa, a spike in opioid abuse among people under 30 is causing another public health crisis: cases of Hepatitis C — a virus that attacks the liver — are up 375 percent according to the CDC. To combat the problem, a group of Iowans has been operating an underground needle exchange. And now, they’re lobbying for a bill to legalize that effort. Under state law, it’s illegal to possess or distribute clean syringes for an “unlawful” purpose. The Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition, founded in 2016 by medical student Sarah Ziegenhorn, 29, provides weekly outreach services in cities across Iowa by distributing safer injection kits, condoms and test kits for HIV and hepatitis C. The clean syringes, provided by partnering non-profit Prairie Works, are handed out discreetly from the back of a car. More than 30 states have legalized distribution of needles and Iowa could be next if the bill, slated for a vote in the Senate next week, continues its journey to the governor’s office. Ziegenhorn is a weekly fixture at state capitol, leading the charge and drawing numbers of constituents to bring the issue to the attention of legislatures. This is the second attempt to legalize in a state where there are very few opioid related regulations or policies in place. Many legislators believe the presence of needle exchange programs would encourage drug use and prevent proper law enforcement. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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Needle Syringe Exchange Program for Injecting Drug Users - India
 
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This video was developed by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) South Asia as part of a 'Standard Operating Procedure on the Needle Syringe Exchange Program for Injecting Drug Users' - to support the National Aids Control Programme in India. The video describes the 'Needle Syringe Exchange Program for Injecting Drug Users'. It highlights activities as outlined in the present National HIV program including the roles and responsibilities of staff and the planning and implementation of it. The video can be played at Drop-In Centres to train staff and also to spread awareness among injecting drug users, their family members and the larger society. The video was shot on location in India in the states of Punjab and Mizoram.
Communities fight to ban needle exchange programs
 
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As heroin use skyrockets across the Tri-State, two communities are fighting to ban a controversial program created to treat addicts.
Inside Eastern Utah - Needle Exchange Program
 
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Inside Eastern Utah
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Impact of ending needle-exchange program in Madison County
 
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It has been three months since Madison County, Indiana got rid of their needle-exchange program to help prevent the spread of disease and treat drug addiction. Health department officials said the service is still in high demand.
Needle Exchange Video, HHCLA
 
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Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, Harm Reduction Center, Needle Exchange Program. Contact www.hhcla.org for more information and to donate.
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Santa Cruz needle exchange program
 
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A controversial program in Santa Cruz is getting a makeover. The needle exchange program is being modified to address community concerns about dirty needles winding up on city streets and beaches.
Views: 328 KSBW Action News 8
Change in syringe exchange program may lead to more discarded needles
 
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Change in syringe exchange program may lead to more discarded needles - Source: https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/change-in-syringe-exchange-program-may-lead-to-more-discarded-needles/1462361695
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The world's 1st needle exchange
 
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This short film traces the development of the first needle exchange in the world. Filmed outside the central Amsterdam pharmacy whose refusal to continue selling syringes prompted this important new initiative. Independent consultant and long-time harm reduction activist John-Peter Kools describes the beginnings of what became a global public health phenomenon.
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Disease Outbreaks Reignite Needle-Exchange Debate
 
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Rising rates of hepatitis C and HIV in rural America, including in small cities like Portsmouth, Ohio, and Austin, Ind., have reignited the debate about needle-exchange programs. Photo: Josh Birnbaum for The Wall Street Journal Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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CDC Report Finds Needle Exchange Programs on the Rise
 
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A recently released report by the federal government found that needle exchange programs increased significantly over the last decade. But the report also found that injection drug users have not always benefited from syringe services programs, as they don't always use sterile needles. Researchers from the CDC examined data from 22 cities with high rates of HIV for injection drug users. According to the data, 54-percent of those users took advantage of needle exchange programs in 2015. A decade earlier, data shows that only 36-percent of the users participated in a syringe services program. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/11/30/Significant-rise-in-use-of-needle-exchange-programs-CDC/6101480528627/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Needle Exchange: combating Aids or enabling addicts?
 
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The Needle Exchange is a program in Denver that provides drug users with clean needles, decreasing the risk of them contracting HIV. This program associated with the Colorado Aids Project; is not with out its critics. Simone De Alba brings us a closer look into this controversial new program.
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The Hamilton Van Needle Exchange Program
 
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The Van Needle Exchange Program City of Hamilton - Public Health Services The Harm Reduction Program
Springfield to vote on needle exchange program
 
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Springfield's Board of Health will vote needle exchange February 21st.
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Clermont Co. needle exchange program
 
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Clermont County health officials hope to reduce the number of HIV and Hepatitis C cases.
Grant Co. needle exchange program a success
 
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Needle exchange programs aim to reduce the spread of disease among intravenous drug users, and Northern Kentucky officials say it's working in Grant County.
Needle exchange program
 
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Needle exchange program
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Florida Needs Syringe Exchange
 
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In 2016, more than 6,000 Floridians died of an opioid overdose, a 35 percent increase from the year before. Governor Rick Scott has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, and is promoting numerous bills designed to tighten restrictions on prescription opioids. But overdose deaths from non-prescription opioids are increasing at alarming rates – in Florida, deaths from fentanyl increased 97 percent in 2016. The Governor should support the one bill that gets to the heart of the public health crisis – SB800/H579, the Infectious Disease Elimination Pilot Programs Act (IDEA) – that would permit Florida counties to establish syringe exchange pilot programs for people who use drugs in their communities. Syringe exchange programs have a proven record of reducing HIV and Hepatitis C infection, preventing overdose, and bringing people into treatment without raising rates of drug use or crime. One year into its operations, Florida’s only current program, in Miami, has enrolled more than 600 clients, removed 100,000 dirty needles from the streets, conducted hundreds of tests for HIV and Hepatitis C, and linked more than 80 people to treatment. These are frontline public health services desperately needed in many other counties throughout the state.
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Needle Exchanges Called Powerful Weapon to Fight Opioid Abuse
 
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With Ohio still in the grip of the opioid crisis, new data suggests better education is needed about the benefits of one harm reduction tool. Needle exchange programs allow injection drug users to exchange used syringes for new, sterile syringes.
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Circle Health Services' needle-exchange program offers fentanyl test kits
 
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Circle Health has begun distributing test strips that can detect the presence of fentanyl, a synthetic drug far more potent than heroin.
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Gov. Mike Pence discusses needle exchange program
 
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In Part 3 of his exclusive interview with The Herald Bulletin, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence discusses the needle exchange program in Scott County and whether state funding will be made available to assist Madison County with a similar program.
Views: 207 HeraldBulletin