Pennsylvania activists call for needle exchanges during opioid epidemic

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  1. Pennsylvania activists call for needle exchanges during opioid epidemic  Tribune-Review
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Gov. Tom Wolf this week declared the opioid epidemic a public health disaster , a move that will relax some regulations for addiction treatment in hopes of slowing the drug overdose scourge that claimed , lives in Pennsylvania last year.. In Pennsylvania, giving out sterile needles is illegal, so Philadelphia lawmakers use an executive order to authorize a syringe exchange program through Prevention Point Philadelphia that is credited with drastically reducing the rate of HIV transmission. In Indiana during an alarming HIV outbreak, . In Pennsylvania, a recent report by researchers at Drexel University s Dornsife School of Public Health showed thatopioid overdoses were pummeling not people of all races," said Jose Benitez, executive director of Prevention Point Philadelphia, one of the biggest needle exchanges in the country, where . In West Virginia, the state reeling hardest from the opioid epidemic, nearly percent of people with hepatitis C live more than ten miles from a needle exchange. Florida, which leads the country for new HIV infections, opened one SSP last year in Miami, but offers no state funding for it and, for a while, cops .







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