This article integrates the historical medical literature and the current research, so that we can see the full extent of the harm caused by limiting availability of sterile syringes and the importance of policies providing access to sterile syringes as a part of our efforts to fight the epidemics of today and tomorrow. This article concludes that a thorough understanding of the damage created by sterile syringe restrictions is crucial to the development of effective disease prevention policies.
Disease Prevention as Drug Policy: A Historical Perspective on the Case for Legal Access to Sterile Syringes as a Means of Reducing Drug-Related Harm,
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