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Safe access to syringes remains a huge barrier in HIV prevention in North Carolina. A survey conducted through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy sought to identify barriers to selling syringes to individuals without a prescription. The survey was sent to 5,598 members registered with the NC Board of Pharmacy with a total of 904 completed surveys. Legalizing syringe exchange programs and increasing access to syringes through pharmacies, a serious HIV/Hepatitis C in NC outbreak can be prevented.

 

For a more in depth look at this survey and the findings, please visit:


Press Release from NCRHC on the survey:

http://www.nchrc.org/news-and-events/news/Need%20for%20Syringe%20Access%20Through%20Pharmacies

FAQ on Non-Prescription Syringe Sells in NC:

http://www.ncbop.org/faqs/FAQsNonPrescriptionSyringeSalesNC.pdf

Author: Jesse Oates Vest

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