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Nationís first public needle vending machine for drug users debuts in Las Vegas
https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | April 12, 2017 - 5:27 pm | By Blake Apgar

Posted on 04/12/2017 6:30:37 PM PDT by BackRoads775

Las Vegas health officials are turning to a familiar piece of equipment – the vending machine – into a first-in-the-nation experiment to automate the dispensing of clean needles for intravenous drug users.

The program is a joint effort between the Southern Nevada Health District, the Nevada AIDS Research and Education Society and the private Trac-B Exchange company, which developed the machine. The idea is that making clean needles and other gear available will reduce the spread of bloodborne infections among drug users who would otherwise share the injection rigs.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: drugs; hiv; needles; nevada

1 posted on 04/12/2017 6:30:37 PM PDT by BackRoads775
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To: BackRoads775

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2 posted on 04/12/2017 6:34:10 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: BackRoads775

Considering you can kill a person in seconds with a needle and syringe, I’m not thinking this is a particularly good idea.


3 posted on 04/12/2017 6:35:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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To: BackRoads775

Reminds me of when they started putting up condom vending machines.

Guy walks out of the bathroom saying “that chewing gum tastes horrible!”

CC


4 posted on 04/12/2017 6:36:19 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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To: BackRoads775

Reminds me of when they started putting up condom vending machines.

Guy walks out of the bathroom saying “that chewing gum tastes horrible!”

CC


5 posted on 04/12/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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To: BackRoads775

A much more better and compassionate solution would be to designate a tropical island with room for millions and let them harvest poppies and their own food.

Just get the ones that insist on living a “free” life on our dime to the island. They live, they shoot up, they die.

Problem solved and it’s even liberal.


6 posted on 04/12/2017 6:54:46 PM PDT by soycd
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To: BackRoads775

This is a joint effort. Lol!


7 posted on 04/12/2017 7:03:26 PM PDT by Seruzawa (I keel you Vorga feelthy.)
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To: Celtic Conservative
I saw one with graffiti - “For refund insert baby”.
8 posted on 04/12/2017 7:03:45 PM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: BackRoads775

And they vote for Harry Reid. It fits.


9 posted on 04/12/2017 7:04:24 PM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: BackRoads775
The threat of jail hasn't worked. It's worth a try. A laboratory of democracy at work.
10 posted on 04/12/2017 7:08:07 PM PDT by NobleFree ("law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual")
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To: BackRoads775

You mean they aren’t going to be FREE?

That’s not fair! WHAAAA!!!!

/x


11 posted on 04/12/2017 7:17:07 PM PDT by lightman (Trump = A glorious amalgamation of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan!)
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To: lightman

/x = /s = /sarc.

PUI not good.


12 posted on 04/12/2017 7:18:59 PM PDT by lightman (Trump = A glorious amalgamation of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan!)
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To: BackRoads775

Glad I’m old.


13 posted on 04/12/2017 7:22:05 PM PDT by upchuck (Be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy.)
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To: BackRoads775

Get ya Raaaaiidaa dog, ice coooold beer, and your
Raida Nation needle right heeeerra!


14 posted on 04/12/2017 7:25:26 PM PDT by Sivad (Don't believe in ' /s ' tags)
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To: BackRoads775

I predict that this lunatic LIEberal idea will not end well!

My first thought was that some lowlife scumbag carrying a life-threatening disease around in his/her waste-of-skin body will use the needle to infect an innocent passer-by.

What would you do if when walking through the Mall some dirtbag jabbed you in the butt with a used, dirty needle?

It WILL happen!

Then what?


15 posted on 04/12/2017 7:49:15 PM PDT by Taxman (Replace the income tax with the FAIRtax and abolish the IRS!)
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To: BackRoads775

Go Oakland!


16 posted on 04/12/2017 8:48:48 PM PDT by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: BackRoads775

Go Oakland!


17 posted on 04/12/2017 8:48:48 PM PDT by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: soycd

Great idea. I propose Baffin Island. Wait, too cold. North Sentinel Island would be better. Drop them off, everything solved; they can grow their heroin and serve themselves up as dinner to the indigenous headhunters.


18 posted on 04/12/2017 9:39:36 PM PDT by Fungi
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