Health Department Outlines Benefits of Needle Exchange Program


In just a few weeks, the Syringe Exchange Program will be fully operational in Madison County. We talked to Jim Thacker of the Health Department who explained the legal implications of such a program to Marisa Hempel. He explains that such a program is not possible without cooperation with police and local treatment centers. The Syringe Exchange Program advisory committee met today and discussed the final details before the van begins operating two days a week handing out needles to intravenous drug users.