Conservative government scuttles needle exchange

Kondro, Wayne
January 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/30/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p308
Academic Journal
The article discusses the findings of Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) review on Prison Needle-Exchange Program (PNEP). The report reveals that PNEP reduces the risk of syringe infection and decreases health care intervention. But the Government of Canada considers the needle exchange program to be ineffective in controlling Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) and Hepatitis B. The views of several people are expressed in the article, including the view of Melissa Leclerc.


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