Local project receives $50K grant to fund needle exchange program

JAN 24, 2018

A local program is working to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C along with fighting the heroin crisis.

 

Missouri Lawmakers Consider Bill For Free Needle Exchange

JAN 25, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri bill would make it legal for organizations to provide drug users with free needles.

Missouri lawmakers to consider free needle exchange legislation

JAN 24, 2018

Proposed legislation that would make it legal in Missouri for organizations to provide drug users with free needles is one step closer to becoming law.

Missouri Lawmakers Consider Bill for Free Needle Exchange

Jan. 25, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri bill would make it legal for organizations to provide drug users with free needles.

Missouri health director supports needle exchange

November 27, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s health department director says he wants lawmakers to pass legislation for a needle-exchange program in the state.

Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards Grant to Increase Syringe Access in Missouri

Thanks to the Elton John AIDS Foundation grant and the Syringe Access Fund, the project will expand to provide services to more than 800 at-risk individuals over the next two years.

 

 

Missouri lawmaker pre-files needle exchange bill

Needle exchange programs could become easier to operate in Missouri under a bill pre-filed for the state’s 2017 legislative session.

Missouri state rep calls for syringe access program to curb opioid addiction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri lawmaker wants to make it legal for organizations to provide drug users with free needles. Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) says a syringe access program would go a long way toward curbing the opioid epidemic.

 

Missouri Legislature will be asked to legalize needle exchange programs

State Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, wants to make it legal for organizations to provide drug users with clean needles and syringes.

Missouri House committee hears testimony on needle exchange legislation

{STORY WRITTEN BY ALEX DEROSIER, MISSOURINET CONTRIBUTOR}

State Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) and others testified for needle exchange programs Wednesday at a Missouri Health and Mental Health Policy Committee meeting in Jefferson City.

Messenger: Attacking heroin epidemic requires several fronts

April 15, 2016

It didn’t take dead bodies piling up outside the offices of Criminal Justice Ministry for the caseworkers there to know St. Louis had a heroin problem.

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