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Future of Clark County’s needle exchange program murky

Medvigy advocates for more treatment, detox centers instead

By , Columbian staff writer
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Changing attitudes and a growing lack of support on the Clark County Council are clouding the future of the county’s decades-old needle exchange program aimed at reducing the transmission of blood-borne illnesses.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of used needles are exchanged for clean needles as part of a program that has been administered since 2005 by the county’s Harm Reduction Center.

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