Counties Vow To Continue Fight Against Needle Sharing Program State Approved
Taking the counties' concerns into consideration, the state did limit the program both to smaller service areas than proposed in Costa Mesa and Santa Ana and a tighter schedule.
Los Angeles Times:
Costa Mesa ‘Appalled’ After State Approves Mobile Needle-Exchange Program In 4 O.C. Cities
Despite the staunch opposition of Costa Mesa community and police leaders, the California Department of Public Health has approved a nonprofit’s proposal to operate a mobile needle-exchange service in the city’s Westside, as well as in three other Orange County cities. Supporters say the program is intended to provide clean needles to help prevent the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users. (Money, 8/1)