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March 22, 2018 Maple Grove Civic Club Hears About Opioid Epidemic, MA

March 22, 2018 Aspire board approves needle exchange program in Madison County, IN

March 22, 2018 Why aren’t needle exchanges legal in PA? 

March 21, 2018 Charleston, WV Needle exchange has gone on for 7 years under the radar

March 21, 2018 IN Letters: 'I was using 40 to 60 syringes each week'

March 21, 2018 Arizona needle-exchange bill gets watered down in state Senate

March 21, 2018 $2 million for additional peer recovery coaches across West Virginia.

March 21, 2018 Needle exchange begins distributing retractable needles in Charleston, WV

March 21, 2018 Raleigh County, WV Considers Syringe Access

March 21, 2018 Taking A Bold STEP Forward - Chattanooga, TN

March 20, 2018 View: Missouri needs to join states with legal needle exchanges

March 20, 2018 'Needle exchanges' can counter drug abuse, disease, N.C. police tell Iowa legislators

March 20, 2018 Official worries of 'domino effect' if Charleston, WV needle exchange program closes

March 20, 2018 Scott County, IN improves health in community, state rankings

March 20, 2018 Racine County, WI report on drug-related overdoses and preventive resources

March 19, 2018 Charleston, WV council delays vote on needle-exchange program for 60 days

March 19, 2018 University of MI Study: Social, public health services crucial in fight against HIV/AIDS

March 18, 2018 PA public health leaders urge Gov. to decriminalize syringe exchanges

March 18, 2018 Ohio County gives out new syringes

March 17, 2018 OH County Health Department's needle exchange program continues after 2 1/2 years

March 17, 2018 Data shows most harm reduction patients live in Kanawha County, WV

March 16, 2018 Seven Cities Medic Collective Raises Funds for Harm Reduction Kits in VA

March 16, 2018 Kentucky city releases 2-year plan to fight drug epidemic

March 15, 2018 TN - Syringe exchange program provides users with clean needles, offers help

March 15, 2018 Chattanooga Cares begins needle exchange

March 15, 2018 Iowans Push to Legalize Underground Needle Exchange

March 15, 2018 SF, Amsterdam on 'Fast-Track' to reduce HIV

March 15, 2018 Officials: Needle Program in Wheeling, WV Doing Its Job

March 15, 2018 Jeffrey Singer: Arizona needs legalized needle exchanges

March 15, 2018 Indiana Needle exchange expands from 1 day a week to 4

March 15, 2018 Use emergency power to allow drug needle, syringe exchanges: Pennsylvania health leaders

March 14, 2018 An NYU Nurse-Epidemiologist Tackles Opioid Crisis Myths and Facts

March 14, 2018 Homer, Alaska gives voice to state’s response plan for opioid epidemic

March 14, 2018 Moving Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit in HCV Diagnosis and Treatment

March 14, 2018 Treating People Who Inject Drugs: How to Reach a Difficult-to-Engage Population

March 13, 2018 Needle exchange program a no-go in Anderson Township, OH due to 'risk posed'

March 13, 2018 Why it’s not ‘enabling’ to make drug use safer

March 13, 2018 Brumage defends Charleston, WV needle exchange program

March 13, 2018 Clark County, KY Needle Exchange Program expands

March 13, 2018 Needle Exchange Program Won't Come to West Virginia Town

March 12, 2018 Eureka, CA Councilmember, Candidate, Share Different Views on Needle Exchange Ordinance

March 12, 2018 Mercer, WV Commissioners budgeting for opioid fight - mobile syringe access

March 12, 2018 AZ State bill could decriminalize Pima County's longstanding needle exchange

March 12, 2018 New Jersey Needs More Syringe Exchanges For Drug Users

March 11, 2018 West Virginia Officials address concerns about syringe exchange

March 11, 2018 Iowa Lawmakers can do much more on opioids

March 10, 2018 Research, experts: ending needle exchange in Charleston, WV won't make problems disappear

March 10, 2018 Hepatitis A Vaccine Available at Syringe Access Program Amid Louisville Outbreak

March 10, 2018 Bill to expand Miami-Dade needle exchange program will not pass this year, FL sponsor says

March 9, 2018 A Doctor's 11th-Hour Push To Convince Florida Legislators To Save Lives With Needle Exchange

March 9, 2018 First Needle Exchange in Fargo, ND Might Open within Two Months

March 9, 2018 Proposal to Look at Syringe Exchange Program in Chico, CA

March 8, 2018 Portland, OR plan to increase drop-box sites for easier syringe disposal

March 8, 2018 Anderson, OH Township trustees vote against needle exchange program

March 8, 2018 New CDC research links Scott County syringe program with HIV prevention

March 8, 2018 Iowans are trying to legalize an underground needle exchange

March 8, 2018 New Lowell, MA Needle exchange aims to curb HIV, other diseases

March 7, 2018 Peoria, IL North Valley needle exchange draws both praise, resistance

March 7, 2018 Hickory, NC advocate urges city budget for needle exchange

March 7, 2018 Eureka, CA Passes Syringe Management Ordinance

March 6, 2018 What's It Really Like Inside Lexington, KY's Needle Exchange Program?

March 5, 2018 Will needle exchange bill make it to finish line in Georgia?

March 5, 2018 Charleston, WV police chief, former health department leader debate needle exchange

March 4, 2018 Ag-Expert Panel Says Solutions To Opioid Abuse Best Found Locally - Kansas City

March 4, 2018 Efforts continue in West Virginia to extend decline of opioid deaths; barriers remain

March 3, 2018 Disease prevention focus of harm reduction program in Greenbrier County, WV

March 3, 2018 Letter: Hyacinth has proven record in needle exchange in Paterson, NJ

March 3, 2018 CDC: WV counties where HIV outbreak detected had no needle exchange

March 3, 2018 Ohio Valley - Rural Risk: Fighting Disease Amid The Opioid Crisis

March 2, 2018 Homeless shelter run by the needle-exchange program Prevention Point, in Philadelphia, PA

March 2, 2018 Needle Exchange Finally Coming To Springfield, MA

March 2, 2018 ‘Brothers and sisters, mothers and grandmothers.’ Rural needle exchange keeps folks alive - Washington

March 2, 2018 Eureka, CA City Ordinance set to lower syringe litter

March 1, 2018 Springfield, MA approves needle exchange program

March 1, 2018 Clean Syringe Exchange in Peoria, IL: “I stand with them”

March 1, 2018 Behavioral health group formed to fight opioid epidemic - Baton Rouge, LA

March 1, 2018 Salyersville City Council Okays Needle Exchange - KY

March 1, 2018 Needle exchanges: Should it be legal? - AZ

March 1, 2018 Charleston, WV mayor will seek to close needle exchange service

February 28, 2018 Story spurs donors to pay for needle exchange in Wolfe county, KY

February 28, 2018 Springfield, Ill. - Helping those who use: Springfield Harm Reduction Initiative

February 28, 2018 Syringe Exchange Expands To Carbon County, Utah

February 27, 2018 Needle exchanges coming to Newport and Clermont County, Greater Cincinnati & NKY

February 27, 2018 Harm reduction program coming to Greenbrier County, WV

February 27, 2018 Needle exchange program could expand to Palm Beach County, FL

February 27, 2018 With Approval in Newport, Two Needle Exchange Programs Can Open in NKY

February 27, 2018 Company gives Delaware $325K in grants for opioid crisis

February 26, 2018 Missouri House passes bill allowing free needles to drug users

February 26, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA Researchers say data offers hope in the opioid epidemic

February 26, 2018 Newport, KY Approves Needle Exchange With HIV Cluster Testing Underway

February 26, 2018 Needle exchange program concerns some Charleston, WV officials

February 26, 2018 Needle exchange could slow spread of disease in Iowa

February 24, 2018 Plumas County, CA new access systems

February 24, 2018 North Dakota's first syringe exchange program tackles trust issues

February 23, 2018 Needle exchange program coming to Brown County, OH

February 23, 2018 Needle Exchange Could Finally Come To Springfield, MA After Health Council Vote

February 23, 2018 Chesterfield County, VA applies to open syringe access program

February 23, 2018 Arizona needle-exchange bill passes House with unanimous, bipartisan support

February 22, 2018 Florida voters support needle exchange program 56%-20%

February 22, 2018 Manchester, NH mayor backs needle exchange

February 22, 2018 HIV testing campaign rolls out in NKY; needle exchange decision to come soon in Newport

February 22, 2018 Tippecanoe County, IN Needle Exchange Touts Increasing Return Rate After Six Months

February 22, 2018 Dialogue on opioid crisis focuses on causes and solutions: Poughkeepsie, NY

February 22, 2018 Aspire wants comprehensive program to fight spread of hepatitis C, HIV - Indiana

February 21, 2018 The Myth of What’s Driving the Opioid Crisis

February 21, 2018 Our Opinion: Uniting stakeholders to overcome opioid epidemic in Wilson - North Carolina

February 21, 2018 Flatlining: Scott's Budget Ignores Opioid Crisis, Critics Say - Vermont

February 21, 2018 Midwest Harm Reduction Institute Sees Progress

February 20, 2018 The Poison We Pick

February 20, 2018 Arizona House considers legalizing needle exchange programs

February 20, 2018 How to beat the opioid crisis using the tools of public health - Wisconsin

February 20, 2018  Tippecanoe Co. Commissioners Delay Moving Exchange Program - Indiana

February 19, 2018 New director of WV's Office of Drug Control Policy shares vision

February 19, 2018 Volunteers put together life-saving kits to combat opioid crisis - North Carolina

February 17, 2018 Providing help: Syringe exchange working as it adds new locations - Indiana

February 17, 2018 Missouri House Approves Needle Exchange Bill (HB 1620)

February 17, 2018 Florida bill aimed to expand needle exchange programs

February 17, 2018 Report: 'Vague awareness' of opioid epidemic in El Paso County, CO

February 16, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Needle exchange program is success, continues to grow

February 15, 2018 Kentucky City Approves Needle Exchange Program For Drug Users

February 14, 2018 WV Harm Reduction Program needs city support

February 14, 2018 Commission van will put the Harm Reduction Program on the move - WY

February 14, 2018 Georgia's HB 161 Passed House Health and Human Services Committee

February 14, 2018 Frederick, MD Health Dept. Looking At Establishing Needle Exchange

February 14, 2018 Project 4-14 aims to save lives in memory of one lost - Ohio

February 14, 2018 Nashville, TN AIDS awareness group offering needle exchange

February 13, 2018 Why Police Need to Get Behind Needle Exchanges

February 13, 2018 Lawmakers consider syringe exchange program in Iowa

February 12, 2018 Statewide needle-exchange program will save lives of opioid-addicted Floridians

February 12, 2018 Ex-health workers say closing New Haven, CT needle exchange fueled ODs

February 12, 2018 Fargo, ND leaders vote for new syringe exchange program downtown

February 12, 2018 Churches in Richmond, KY become sites for syringe exchanges; want to be part of the solution

February 8, 2018 Register Now! Hidden Casualties Webinars: National Partners’ Response to the Opioid Epidemic & Infectious Diseases from HHS

February 7, 2018 NIH and opioid response get boost in Senate budget deal

February 6, 2018 Study: Lorain County, OH missing 3 key treatment methods to fight opioid crisis

February 3, 2018 Overdose calls rise; deaths drop on Cape and Islands - MA

February 3, 2018 Opioid epidemic may be responsible for more HIV cases - Fredericksburg, VA

February 2, 2018 As More Turn From Prescription Opioids To Heroin, Can Arizona Keep Up?

February 2, 2018 California To Drug Users: We’ll Pay For You To Test Your Dope

February 2, 2018 Dispelling myths: Syringe exchange helps communities - Hudson, NY

February 1, 2018  As Nation Struggles to Confront Opioid Crisis; Fund Announces $2.4M for Syringe Service Programs and Policy

February 1, 2018 Orange County’s only needle exchange shuts down after Santa Ana denies permit

January 31, 2018 The Surprising Ease of Buying Fentanyl Online

January 31, 2018 5 common misconceptions about Philly’s ‘safe-injection site’ (aka CUES)

January 30, 2018 Is 20.8 Million Pain Pills Over a Decade a Lot for One Town? It Depends.

January 29, 2017 Safe Injection Facilities Save Lives

January 27, 2018 Letter Writing Campaign - Legalize Syringe Exchange in Iowa

January 26, 2018 With 175 Americans dying a day, what are the solutions to the opioid epidemic?

January 26, 2018 What it will take to fight the opioid epidemic: Sens. Roy Blunt and Shelley Capito

January 25, 2018 Why some US cities are opening safe spaces for injecting heroin

January 24, 2018 Philadelphia to establish ‘safe injection sites’

January 24, 2017 Safe injection site uproar reminds Rendell of needle exchange fight 27 years ago

January 24, 2018 In Washington, DC, people who use opioids confront the epidemic and intervene to stop death

January 24, 2018 Needle Exchange Program Passes Committee - Florida

January 23, 2017 Safe injection sites to fight opioid overdose deaths get green light from Philadelphia officials

January 17, 2018 The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

January 10, 2018 Increases in Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to a Growing Opioid Epidemic and Associated Injection Drug Use, United States, 2004 to 2014

January 10, 2018 Opioid Crisis: No Easy Fix to Its Social and Economic Determinants

January 10, 2018 To understand why America’s opioid epidemic keeps getting worse, just look at this map

January 14, 2018 Mapping How The Opioid Epidemic Sparked An HIV Outbreak

January 13, 2018 Needle exchange advocates ask [Pennsylvania] governor to do more

January 9, 2018 NKY, Cincinnati see sharp rise in HIV cases linked to injected drug use; CDC to assist NKY

December 15, 2017 Clean needle programs allowed under New Orleans City Council measure

November 2017 Whitewashed: The African American Opioid Epidemic

June 21, 2017 Syringe Services: A Critical Piece to Ending the HIV Epidemic

More from 2016

January 27, 2016 Hoosier county starting to more use of needle-exchange program

January 21, 2016 New Efforts To Address America’s Growing Addiction Crisis

January 21, 2018 How a ‘Perfect Storm’ in New Hampshire Has Fueled an Opioid Crisis

January 18, 2016 New Access To Federal Funds For Syringe Exchange Is Welcome Support For Rural Areas Facing Addiction

January 11, 2016 A boost for needle exchanges

January 6, 2016 Republicans in Congress ended the decades-long funding ban on needle exchange programs

December 16, 2015 HIV Outbreak costs state $58 million

December 15, 2015 Law Enforcement Lead West Virginia Efforts to Implement Syringe Exchange Programs

December 10, 2015 Few needle exchanges in small towns, suburbs hit by surge in heroin use

December 3, 2015 Scott Co. health officials sharing what they've learned about HIV with the rest of the country

November 30, 2015 Memorial hosted for heroin deaths

November 23, 2015 Thousands of drug users are rescuing each other with antidote naloxone

November 17, 2015 Here's What You Need to Know About HIV Before You Read Anything About Charlie Sheen

November 12, 2015 Proposed city budget includes needle exchange program

November 9, 2015 Hoosier Survey finds public support for needle exchanges

November 5, 2015 Chris Christie Makes Emotional Plea To Rethink Drug Addiction Treatment

October 30, 2015 Drug czar asks state to help, not jail offenders

October 21, 2015 Obama Strikes Personal Note as He Urges Help for Addiction

October 14, 2015 Sheriff hires additional officer to combat HIV drug problem

October 12, 2015 Syringe Exchange Program in Monongalia County Helps Those with Addiction

October 7, 2015 Research: Needle-sharing dropped among addicts using Indiana exchange

September 28, 2015 Charleston to possibly launch needle exchange program by December

September 22, 2015 Council Approves Ordinance to Legalize Needle Possession for Potential Needle Exchange Program

September 15, 2015 UC doctor takes on heroin epidemic with needle exchange program

September 9, 2015 Needle-exchange program quietly protects public health

September 1, 2015 Louisville expands needle exchange program as S. Indiana HIV cases increase

August 24, 2015 Up to 20 Indiana counties may soon have needle exchange

August 12, 2015 State officials: Heroin overdose deaths spike in Mississippi

July 22, 2015 Training Begins for Syringe Exchange Program

July 13, 2015 Editorial: State should play big part in syringe program

July 10, 2015 As national heroin rates surge, Miami-Dade still lacks a needle exchange program

July 1, 2015 DHHR to Launch Syringe Exchange in Cabell County

June 30, 2015 District sees ‘remarkable’ drop in number of newly reported HIV cases

June 24, 2015 Needle-Exchange Programs Could Prevent HIV Outbreaks, Experts Say

June 23, 2015 How Syringe Exchanges Help Stem the Spread of HIV

June 9, 2015 Louisville begins syringe drop & swap program

June 1, 2015 Needle exchange plans include street outreach

May 20, 2015 Internist Speaks Volumes for Those Suffering in Silence

May 13, 2015 A critical need for needle exchanges in NC

May 2, 2015 Work to prevent opiate drug abuse

April 24, 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana grows

April 24, 2015 MMWR: Community Outbreak of HIV Infection Linked to Injection Drug Use of Oxymorphone

April 17, 2015 Rural Indiana HIV Outbreak Has Now Infected 130 People

April 17, 2015 At Least 120 Now Infected In Indiana HIV Outbreak

April 11, 2015 Rural Indiana county’s HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

April 3, 2015 Activists Blame Indiana HIV Outbreak on Officials’ Ignorance About the Disease

March 30, 2015 How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana — and why we should be paying attention