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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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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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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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Five facts about syringe exchange programs
 
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Health ID: Five facts about syringe exchange programs
Views: 1849 HealthIDSante
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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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: 1727 WWLP-22News
SF Small Business Calls Out City's Needle Exchange Policy
 
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S.F. mayor London Breed is sending a message that more needs to be done to help small businesses. But one business is firing back, suggesting the drug problem is out of control. Susie Steimle reports. (8-15-18)
Hugs and Drugs: Needle Exchange Programs for Better Communities | Aidan Wallace | TEDxUNCAsheville
 
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Discover the humanizing, community-building, live-saving power of needle exchange programs. Aidan Wallace has worked with The Steady Collective, Asheville's one of two needle exchange programs for almost two years, and conducts research pertaining to the interactions between needle exchange participants and law enforcement through UNC Asheville. Aidan is currently a senior in high school, beginning university studies at sixteen. For the past seven years, he has studied and performed classical music on alto and soprano saxophone. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Mixed reaction over needle exchange project
 
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As our question of the day asks … do you believe that clean needles should be given to drug addicts…. This, to avoid passing on infections such as HIV? There have been mixed reaction over the needle exchange programme for heroine addicts in Pretoria, more so as it continues to grow. Advocacy group Harmless Project has been distributing syringes to avoid the multiple use of the same needle, which leads to HIV infections, amongst others. Their research shows that 45 percent of drug addicts in the city are living with the disease. We're joined from Pretoria by Connie van Staden, Human Rights and Advocacy Officer at Harmless Project. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 308 SABC Digital News
Needle Exchanges and Harm Reduction — 'Heroin Uncut' Episode 2
 
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There's a school of thought that says when you give addicts needles, when you make drug use safer, you're telling addicts drug use is OK. That's just about the stupidest thing Jay Lassiter's ever heard. He's not alone. In this episode of "Heroin Uncut: The Truth About the Crisis," Jay talks with policy makers, law enforcement and those on the front lines of recovery about the steps we can take to make drug use less deadly — and less costly for all of us. Heroin Uncut is a special project of NJ1015.com and Townsquare Media. New full episodes every Monday. Get more information — and resources — at HeroinUncut.com. Follow HeroinUncut on Twitter and Facebook @HeroinUncut. --- New to the page? Subscribe above! Visit our website: http://nj1015.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nj1015 Follow us: https://twitter.com/nj1015 Receive our newsletter: http://nj1015.com/registration/ For any licensing requests please contact [email protected]
Views: 1260 New Jersey 101.5
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.
Views: 843 HumanRightsWatch
Pharmacy Needle Exchange - A perspective from a pharmacist
 
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This is an interview with a pharmacist talking about the impact the pharmacy needle exchange has had with his clients
Views: 2840 Tim Bingham
Need For Prison Needle Exchange - ABC TV
 
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ABC TV news program discusses the need for needle exchange programs in Australian prisons and the potential for a trial beginning in Canberra's Alaxander Maconochie prison. It's probable an HIV epidemic beginning in injecting drug users, and placing the wider Australian community at risk, would begin in Australian prisons. Questions are also raised as to the "shameful" state of Australia's Harm Reduction initiatives that have fallen behind what is considered effective evidence based practice for prison population health. This is further evidenced by successful programs in other countries around the world. Needle Syringe Programs are strongly supported by a large evidence base, which is mirrored by well over 1,000 community programs across Australia. Indeed studies show that "investments in needle and syringe programs were yielding a twenty seven fold return in health, productivity and other gains." And: "What is striking is the level of public support for the program. The largest regular survey on drug use issues we have, the National Household Survey on Drugs, now records public opposition to the program at less than 20%. The Hawke, Keating, Howard and now Rudd Governments, as well as a myriad of state and territory governments of varying hues over the past 20 years have all lent their support to the program. For some this was in the face of strident opposition. A truly admirable achievement based on evidence, common sense and humanitarian grounds." http://www.ancd.org.au/newspaper-columns/needle-and-syringe-programs-2-nov-2009.html A WHO commissioned review concluded there is "compelling evidence that increasing the availability and utilisation of sterile injecting equipment for both out-of-treatment and in-treatment injecting drug users contributes substantially to reductions in the rate of HIV transmission": http://www.anex.org.au/harm-reduction/needle-and-syringe-programs-nsps/ Conservative ideologues and those with vested interests in punitive measures, have attempted to discredit NEEDLE SYRINGE PROGRAM [NSP] efficacy. Nations without proper NSPs, such as Sweden are deemed in breach of the UN International Right to Health. See page 3, item D: http://www.scribd.com/doc/68950932 Religious fundamentalists & other totalitarian beliefs systems frequently reference Sweden's "war on people" mentality, obfuscating the human rights abuse. As revealed by WIKILEAKS, the USA work actively to sabotage Harm Reduction initiatives as part of their War On Drugs policy, citing Stockholm as a reliable ally: http://wikileaks.ch/cable/2009/01/09UNVIEVIENNA31.html Discussion: http://neurobonkers.com/?p=2695 The Global Commission on Drug Policy has demonstrated the failure of the Drug War: http://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/Report CNN News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcZbxWQ1VgM With respect to needle exchange, rather than advance challenges to NSP efficacy with new research the tactic of a tiny minority is to attack existing methodology in an out of context, subjective fashion creating the illusion of an argument. An analogue today might be "pertussis diagnoses have increased, therefore the vaccine is ineffective" - a claim advanced by comparison of unrelated data sets. In May 2010 Norah Palmateer et al. produced a meta-analysis using what they called "Critical appraisal criteria" to challenge the methodology of NSP research. This criteria is "a tool developed by the HDA (UK)". http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02888.x/full#b5 However, even whilst selecting particular modes of distribution and leaving out others, a conclusion that "New studies are required to identify the intervention coverage necessary to achieve sustained changes in blood-borne virus transmission", was delivered. This is scarcely revolutionary, yet is falsely cited as discrediting NSP efficacy by fundamentalist conservative groups. In truth Palmateer et al actually argue for a shift in analytical focus to biological rather than behavioural data. More so, they write: "The findings of this review should not be used as a justification to close NSPs or hinder their introduction, given that the evidence remains strong regarding self-reported IRB and given that there is no evidence of negative consequences from the reviews examined here." "No evidence of negative consequences...". Although prone to misquote Palmateer &/or discredited non peer reviewed sources as proof NSPs are ineffective, Secretary of evangelical lobbyist group Drug Free Australia Gary Christian, argues NSPs actually serve to promote drug use and spread viruses. This new take on "condoms cause AIDS" is equally as flawed. Thus arguments raised against the value of exchange program efficacy in cutting blood borne virus spread are emotive, supposedly backed by misrepresented, spurious and/or biased "research" and driven by discredited, conservative fringe lobby groups. See Au. Gov. NSP information: http://www.scribd.com/doc/68940403
Views: 3334 Paul Gallagher
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.
Views: 4686 exchangesupplies.org
Has the needle exchange program helped or hurt heroin epidemic in Milwaukee?
 
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A spokesman says since August of 2018, 2,000 clean syringes have been given out for free. UMOS is currently getting 63 percent back.
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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?
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
Views: 1385 Wall Street Journal
STATE OF ADDICTION: Needle exchange program renewed
 
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Scott County approved a plan to renew the needle exchange program. Subscribe to WLKY on YouTube for more:http://bit.ly/1e5KyMO Get more Louisville news: http://www.wlky.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wlkynews Follow us: http://twitter.com/WLKY Google+: http://plus.google.com/+wlky
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.
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 helps addicts
 
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Marc Burrows working from the back of his car, carries secure needle disposal boxes, two types of needles, cookers and information brochures in his quest to help prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C through the reuse of needles by drug users in Greenville.
Views: 596 Post and Courier
Greensboro Needle Exchange Program Gets National Attention
 
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Needle exchange program in Greensboro gets national attention in CBS' Fentanyl addiction story. A Greensboro man talks more about the needle exchange program and the hope for replacing opioids like fentanyl with a milder prescription opioid like Buprenorphine.
Views: 41 WFMY News 2
Bill would help create needle exchange programs
 
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Florida lawmakers have passed a bill that allows for the expansion of needle exchange programs. Currently, Miami is the only area in the state with a legal needle exchange program.
Views: 66 ABC Action News
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
Views: 837 KRQE
Needle exchange program debate
 
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Lompoc residents concerned about needle exchange program
 
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Lompoc residents concerned about needle exchange program
Views: 251 KSBY News
Experts  Needle Exchange Programs Could Save Lives
 
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http://www.dailyrxnews.com/needle-exchange-programs-might-prevent-blood-borne-disease-transmission-among-drug-users-experts-say When injectable drug users share needles, the risk of disease transmission is high. Now two experts are saying that needle exchange programs, although sometimes controversial, might help prevent outbreaks. An editorial published in the June New England Journal of Medicine claims that a needle exchange program might have prevented an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) outbreak in one rural Indiana county and could prevent similar outbreaks elsewhere.
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Public glimpse given into needle exchange program
 
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The public is getting a closer look at the needle exchange program aimed at tackling the HIV outbreak that continues to grow in southeastern Indiana. Subscribe to WLKY on YouTube for more: http://bit.ly/1e5KyMO Get more Louisville news: http://www.wlky.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wlkynews Follow us: http://twitter.com/WLKY Google+: http://plus.google.com/+wlky
Clermont Co. needle exchange program
 
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Clermont County health officials hope to reduce the number of HIV and Hepatitis C cases.
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.
Views: 217 News 5 Cleveland
Needle exchange program
 
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Needle Exchange Programs
 
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Presented by Jason Wittes, PharmD This module outlines how the pharmacy community can help operate safe and successful needle exchange programs. Dr. Wittes discusses the benefits of needle exchange programs including decreased HIV and Hepatitis C infection rates, and healthcare cost reduction. He explains how disposal of medications and syringes is vital for the health of the community and addresses the stigma pharmacists face when implementing these types of programs. This video is a project of the Governor’s Institute supported by the through funding from the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substances Abuse Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (CFDA #93.243), North Carolina Division of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and the Centers for Disease Control. Collaboration and content development provided by the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. http://addictionmedicineupdates.org/ http://governorsinstitute.org/opioid/ https://www.ncpharmacists.org/ http://www.ncbop.org/
Views: 282 GovInst
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.
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 PSA
 
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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.
Views: 3538 mcsanova
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.
Views: 1379 WTHR
Needle exchange program survives budget cuts
 
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Portland was the first city in the U.S. to start a taxpayer-funded needle-exchange program to keep discarded needles from ending up in parks.
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Needle exchange program approved in Fayette County
 
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Another Indiana county is turning to a needle exchange program to help fight problems connected to the state's heroin epidemic. ◂ RTV6 News brings you the best breaking news coverage in Indiana. News, information & entertainment from RTV6 - Central Indiana's ABC affiliate. Indianapolis, IN, USA theindychannel.com For more download the RTV6 mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-rtv6 Android: http://bit.ly/rtv6play
Needle exchange program survives budget cuts
 
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Portland was the first city in the U.S. to start a taxpayer-funded needle-exchange program to keep discarded needles from ending up in parks.
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Funds for Pueblo's needle exchange program
 
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The needle exchange program in Pueblo has been given some much-needed funds thanks to city council.
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Santa Cruz needle exchange program under fire
 
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The needles that were found here were distributed by a group called "harm reduction roadshow" Subscribe to KSBW on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1lOewHS Get more Monterey news: http://www.ksbw.com Like us: http://facebook.com/ksbw8 Follow us: https://twitter.com/ksbw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ksbw_8/
Views: 102 KSBW Action News 8
Expanded needle exchange program passed by Senate
 
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The Senate passed a Baltimore City-sponsored bill on Thursday to expand its needle exchange program.
CCC vote on needle exchange program
 
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The City County Council will vote on a needle exchange program that will supply drug users with clean needles.
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StepUp needle & syringe exchange project
 
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The Step Up Project run needle exchange programmes in Cape Town, Durban and Tshwane. Injecting drug users often use the same dirty needles for months on end or resort to sharing needles with others in order to get their fix. This contributes to the rapid spread of diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C. We spent a day with the Step Up Project in Pretoria to see them in action, providing injecting drug users with clean needles to keep them safe from disease.
Needle exchange program starts in Knoxville
 
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A new program in Knoxville aims to reduce the spread of disease and curb the overdose epidemic.The Syringe Service Program allows drug users to exchange dirty syringes used to get high for clean ones, all anonymously and for free.
Views: 175 WBIR