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Swapping needles: County will offer free needles to drug users to stem the spread of disease

County will launch pilot program in Astoria and Knappa.

A needle-exchange program coming to Clatsop County later this summer is being lauded by public health officials concerned about the spread of disease, but some in law enforcement are wary. 39 more words

Daily Astorian

Oakland punk rockers serve up lunch and clean needles

By Brian Howey, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter

Beneath the thrum of freeway traffic, Michele Magobet shuffles past a foldout table. Pausing to examine plastic tubs, she picks out a tiny candle, alcohol swabs, a handful of hypodermic needles.  1,174 more words

Las Vegas offers needle exchange program through vending machines

Giving out clean needles is an attempt to cut down on spread of disease.

Las Vegas will be the first American city to offer a needle exchange program through vending machines. 37 more words

Public Health

Ogden expansion for needle exchange program delayed

OGDEN, Utah – A program called Syringe Exchange Services was postponed on Friday in Ogden.

The executive director of Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, Mindy Vincent, said Weber County law Enforcement and Ogden City Police expressed concerns over the service. 267 more words

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Friend of woman found dead on New Year's says St. Paul's Hospital asked her to leave

Questions still remain in regards to the death of Rudy Kishayinew, 22, whose body was found outside near 20th Street West and Avenue P on New Year’s Day. 478 more words

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UCSOP Students Volunteer at Kanawha Charleston Health Department Harm Reduction Program

Contributed by: Grandee Dang, Class of 2019 ASCP Secretary 

Growing up within the inner-city communities of California, I was exposed to many of the social and economic problems that plagued the area. 450 more words

University Of Charleston School Of Pharmacy

Heritage neighbourhood residents raise concern about Carmichael's plan to move

Carmichael Outreach is applying to rezone a building on the 1500 block of 12th Avenue. The organization hopes to move their operation to that property next year but nearby residents have some concerns. 416 more words

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