I remember the first time I heard about needle exchange programs – zone back to 1996 – I worked at HEB Pharmacy in Austin, TX. Of course, it wasn’t the best neighborhood and this was a good debate in our pharmacy. We had customers come in on a regular basis asking for syringes. It was our store policy – not defined by corporate – that we would not sell the syringes without a diabetic ID card or prescription for insulin or some other type of confirmation that the person for whom the syringes were intended were truly diabetic.
So, the debate lives on. Now we think it might not be so beneficial but it’s still beneficial…. http://bit.ly/awB8DC