Beckley Register-Herald – The state Senate, despite overwhelming evidence and expert testimony from doctors and public health officials begging them to avoid a certain crisis on our streets and back alleys, passed a bill this past week that places greater restrictions on community syringe exchange programs. read the full op-ed.
Why? Because of tired and ill-informed stereotypes that say such programs breed crime and perpetuate drug use.
Decades of research say nothing could be further from the truth. If this bill weren’t so intentionally and apparently mean, it would be just plain dumb.
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