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San Francisco To Hire Needle Cleanup Team

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The mayor of San Francisco says he’s hiring 10 workers whose sole responsibility will be to clean up needles littering the streets. 336 more words


Legalize Heroin Already

It seems that every day, on every news outlet, there is a reference to the growing “opioid epidemic.” The proposed solutions are far-ranging, depending on one’s political leanings. 473 more words

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