Needle exchange programs – old or new topic??

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….


About Tisha Clinkenbeard

Born and raised in a rural Texas town, went off to college in the big city and now I'm living in a rural town and working in the big city. I have a loving, supportive husband, fellow adventurer and love of my life as well as 4 kiddos and 2 dogs. We love traveling, adventures and spending time together. My goal is to share what I find Round & About through the lens of my camera, in the news of healthcare and out in the world, with YOU! View all posts by Tisha Clinkenbeard

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