needle exchange program
The good news is that for decades, both injection drug users and doctors have been advocating for harm reduction, a rational and proven way to reduce infections. The idea is simple: lower the risks associated with using drugs.
Oh, and $44 million, too.
Needle exchange programs are also a way to help draw people into social service programs that may eventually help them quit
One way New York State is considering streamlining its Medicaid costs is by expanding needle-exchange centers to help drug users prevent getting HIV and hepatitis C. But that may take federal funds, and Congress reinstated a ban on such funds last year.
Congressional meddling with local D.C. laws must end because it's just another form of corruption. Yet, as long as D.C.'s elected officials continue to embarrass the city with ethics scandals, we'll have trouble convincing the country.
Obama is not committed enough to drug policy reform to incur the symbolism taking any steps towards liberalization would send.
This really came out of nowhere. Yesterday, we had AIDS activists quite literally close down the US Capitol Rotunda to protest