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STATE BUDGET INCLUDES FUNDING FOR WAYNE COUNTY NEEDLE EXCHANGE

(Richmond, IN)--An agreement was been reached Tuesday night on Indiana’s $31 billion state budget, and it includes funding for a needle exchange program.  Only counties with the highest rates of hepatitis C would qualify.  That includes Wayne and Fayette.  It would allow heroin addicts and other drug users to exchange needles to prevent disease.  The needle exchange program would have to be approved at the county level to be implemented.

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