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.
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.
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.
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.