The SSAC research project Understanding performance and image enhancing drug (PIED) injecting to improve health and minimise hepatitis C transmission is now shifting focus in its recruiting of research participants. 228 more words
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‘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
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
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
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
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