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USA. Needle exchanges help combat the opioid crisis. But officials keep shutting them down. Stigma triumphs over evidence, even at the height of an opioid epidemic.

A California court halted Orange County’s only needle exchange program this week — a decision that illustrates the challenges these programs face despite significant evidence for their benefits. (VOX, USA, 29.11.2018)

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/11/29/18116700/orange-county-needle-exchange-opioid-epidemic