Newsbrief: New York Pharmacies Fail to Distribute Sterile Syringes 6/28/02

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Nearly one-third of pharmacies in New York City that have committed to participate in syringe-sales programs still refuse to distribute syringes without a prescription, says a report from the New York Academy of Medicine. The Bronx is the hardest hit, with two-thirds of its pharmacies failing to comply with the program. Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, author of the report, says that New York City's HIV epidemic is fueled by injection drug use and that access to sterile needles is essential to curbing the spread of the disease.

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