DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Duluth’s mayor, police chief and other leaders
are concerned by plans to open a needle-exchange program for drug users
in a part of downtown they have worked to revitalize.
The Duluth News Tribune reports Monday that the
city’s nonprofit Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment intends to open
the needle swap program in early September (http://bit.ly/12DtBSf). The goal is to fight the spread of blood-borne diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.