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Art Caplan, MSNBC, Slashing Funds for Drug Addicts' Needles

  • Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Reponding to the Congressional move to eliminate federal funding of clean-needles-for-addicts programs, LDI Senior Fellow Art Caplan's writes on MSNBC.com that 'Giving clean needles to IV drug addicts saves lives -- and money."
 
The Director of Penn's Center for Bioethics notes that "Studies done over more than 15 years across the U.S. and in Australia, Hungary, Holland, Ukraine, Canada, Portugal, Switzerland, Brazil, Belgium and Germany show that there is no doubt that needle- exchange programs lower infection rates for HIV and hepatitis C."
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