ENSURING THAT INJECTION drug users who cannot or will not stop injecting have access to sterile syringes is an important part of a comprehensive approach to reducing the transmission of viral and bacterial infections associated with injection drug use. I Seen purely in terms of public health science and prevention practice, ensuring syringe access for injection drug users is clearly an appropriate strategy: both evaluation research and experience in the field show that adequate syringe access produces positive health effects without negative social side effects.
Burris, Scott; Strathdee, Steffanie A.; and Vernick, Jon S.
"Lethal Injections: The Law, Science, and
Politics of Syringe Access for Injection
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 37
, Article 1.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol37/iss4/1