Policy & Politics
City of Flint, Mich., Changes Local Law to Allow Needle-Exchange Program to Continue
August 17, 2011
The Flint City Council recently acted to allow a two-year-old NEP to continue operating. Wellness AIDS Services, a nonprofit, runs the Syringe Treatment Exchange Program; however, the city law that permitted it to distribute sterile needles expired earlier this year. The council last week voted to amend the law, allowing an exception to the ban on possession of drug paraphernalia.
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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