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Needles for health

May 2, 2006

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Massachusetts is one of just three states that do not allow the sale of hypodermic syringes without prescriptions. As a result, injection drug users often share contaminated needles, exposing themselves to blood-borne infections like HIV and hepatitis C. This week, the state Senate is expected to give its approval to a bill already passed by the House that would legalize ... (Full article: 434 words)

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