TITLE

Conservative government scuttles needle exchange

AUTHOR(S)
Kondro, Wayne
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/30/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p308
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23761132

 

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