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An examination of injection drug use trends in Victoria and Vancouver, BC after the closure of Victoria’s only fixed-site needle and syringe programme.

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

Until June 2008 Victoria in Canada had a comprehensive extended hours needle exchange at a fixed site in the city. Neighbourhood pressure led to closure, creating a natural experiment in the withdrawal of services. The result seemed to be more sharing of injecting equipment entailing a greater risk of infection, particularly Hep C.

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