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UK’s first pharmacy-based needle exchange dispenser launched

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Addaction in Lincolnshire, UK have adapted a familiar piece of equipment - the vending machine - into a first-in-the-UK, pharmacy -based pilot to dispense clean needles for drug users.

 

The dispenser has been installed in a Sleaford pharmacy to address a limited provision in the area. 

 

The aim of the needle exchange service throughout the UK is to reduce the rates of used needle sharing among drug users, preventing the...

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