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Removal of Ban on Needle Exchange Faces Opposition

Last Friday, Congressman David Obey (D-WI), took the first — and courageous — step to end the 20-year ban on federal funding of needle exchange. But opponents are gearing up to reinstate the ban and prevention advocates need to mobilize now.

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Obama Budget Retains Needle Exchange Ban, Leaving Drug Users and Others at Risk

President Obama has repeatedly expressed his support for lifting the ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs. So why it is still in his 2010 budget?

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