City of Flint, Mich., Changes Local Law to Allow Needle-Exchange Program to Continue

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.