Despite public health research that supports needle exchanges, state law continues to say that distributing syringes for drug use is illegal.
If you want to know more about the Commonwealth’s response to the heroin crisis and increased risk for HIV and hepatitis C, contact the Department of Health and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
If you support or oppose executive action, contact Gov. Tom Wolf.
For local changes, contact your city and county government.
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