Personal tools

Argument: Needle exchanges decrease infections and therefore costs

From Debatepedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Parent debate

Supporting quotations

"Are Needle Exchange Programs a Good Idea?" by Jenny Murphy, Bryan Knowles;Thursday, June 15, 2000": "An article in the medical journal Lancet estimated that 4,400 to 10,000 HIV infections among U.S. intravenous drug users could have been avoided between 1987 and 1995 if the federal government had implemented syringe exchange nationally, saving over $500 million in health care costs. Action taken in early 1997 could have prevented an additional 11,000 infections by the year 2000, saving over $600 million."

Problem with the site? 

Tweet a bug on bugtwits