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South Florida Lawmakers Propose Needle Exchange

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Two South Florida lawmakers are renewing an effort to create a pilot needle-exchange program in Miami-Dade County in an effort to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. 126 more words


New program offers help and hope, not just needles

If you happen to live in the Lexington-Fayette County area of -I’m pretty sure- Missouri, (If I’m wrong and someone knows the right state, please correct!) please show up and support the new needle exchange program being put put on every Friday starting September 4th. 73 more words


Pimps, dirty needles and used condoms in one Vancouver residential area prompt calls for city action

Residents in an east Vancouver area say their neighbourhood is being overrun by prostitutes.

Besides suffering intimidation from the hookers and their pimps, residents claim the sex workers are leaving garbage and used needles and condoms in the alleyways, streets and grass boulevards. 674 more words


Great Harm Reduction Websites

Here is my recommended list of harm reduction websites that every drug user should check out. While injection drug use is the primary focus on many of these sites, all drug use, including psychedelics and alcohol consumption, is covered.  1,739 more words


New HIV Cases Down Dramatically in Previously Stricken Indiana County

After a dramatic spike earlier this year, the number of new HIV cases in rural Scott County, Indiana, has fallen considerably, public health officials announced Wednesday. 222 more words

Needles Might Poke, But They're Not To Blame

Across the Ohio River, Clark County, Indiana is suffering a major crisis. Because of a surge in drug use, an epidemic of HIV outbreaks occurred in the area several months ago. 807 more words


10 key proposals from the 2015 legislative session

Legislators completed their work late Wednesday night sending numerous last-minute proposals to the governor’s desk. Of the 1258 bills that were introduced to the General Assembly in January, 309 bills gained final approval and will be sent to the governor for his final approval. 1,413 more words