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OREGON: Deschutes Co. Needle-Exchange Program in Peril


Associated Press (07.12.12) Aids Weekly Plus

The needle-exchange program in Deschutes County is on the verge of closing due to a lack of funds, according to officials. The Bulletin newspaper reported that the NEP grew rapidly in recent years, despite its limited budget comprising public and private money. The NEP will operate as long as needles are available, said health educator Tuesday Johnson, which could be a couple of months. Donations of money or needles could extend that period.


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