Dr. Rice Leach said a needle-exchange program would benefit the public, not just drug users. It will help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Dr. Rice Leach said a needle-exchange program would benefit the public, not just drug users. It will help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Herald-Leader File Photo
Dr. Rice Leach said a needle-exchange program would benefit the public, not just drug users. It will help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Herald-Leader File Photo

Lexington needle-exchange program for drug users on track for August approval, health board says

May 11, 2015 08:35 PM

UPDATED November 12, 2015 11:06 PM

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