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Dave Purchase Dies at 73; Led Early NSP

Dave Purchase, a bearded biker who 24 years ago began handing out sterile syringes to prevent AIDS among drug addicts on the streets of Tacoma, Wash., and went on to become a national leader of the needle-exchange movement, died on Jan. 21 in Tacoma. He was 73.

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Needle exchanges 'can curb Hep C'

Needle exchange services should be provided in late-night convenience stores, petrol stations and in all Australian prisons to help stop the spread of hepatitis C, says a public health group.

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Grey Zone

Grey Zone is a documentary produced for CBC's The Current featuring images and sounds from inside Toronto's controversial COUNTERfit injection drug harm reduction program.

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Training bystanders to spot drug overdoses

Training bystanders to recognize and respond to drug overdoses can significantly reduce the number of fatalities, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

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