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Clatsop County needle exchange program gains steam

‘Messengers’ have swapped 3,100 needles.

A 92-year-old woman strolled along the Astoria Riverwalk on Thursday, carrying a bag of groceries from Safeway. Along the way, she passed Public Health Director Michael McNickle, Public Health Nurse Sheri Salber and Kerry Strickland — founder of Jordan’s Hope for Recovery. 13 more words

Daily Astorian

Clean needles in Astoria, but no exchange

No takers on first day of pilot program.

Clatsop County public health officials stood by with plenty of clean needles Thursday afternoon and were ready to exchange them with anyone in possession of a used one. 27 more words

Daily Astorian

Glasgow’s Needle Exchange Programme on the Brink

The most used needle exchange programme in Scotland – and perhaps the whole of the UK – has been threatened to be shut down. ScotRail claimed it was going to stop the programme, running from the Boots in Glasgow Central Station, following one drug overdose and 10 incidents of drug litter. 382 more words

University Of Glasgow

Needle exchange program delayed

Pilot will likely begin in late September or early October

The launch of a pilot needle exchange program in Clatsop County has been delayed.

Originally scheduled to offer exchanges for drug users in Astoria and Knappa locations last Friday, the program will likely begin in late September or early October. 38 more words

Daily Astorian

Clean needle exchange to move forward in Ogden after changes made to offerings

OGDEN, Utah — After about a year of negotiations and planning, the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition will be able to run a clean needle exchange program at Metamorphosis in Ogden. 484 more words


Our view: Needle exchange pilot a sensible action - Editorials

Regret about an ugly situation shouldn’t get in the way of confronting it.

Although it’s depressing to consider that we live in a time when opioid drug addiction is a familiar aspect of American life even in bucolic rural areas like ours, we can derive some encouragement from the fact Clatsop County commissioners and other public officials are receptive to creating a needle exchange program. 13 more words