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Short, Sharp & Shiny - Injecting drug use in prisons

“The cost of Hepatitis treatment for one individual over their lifetime is $66,000. The cost of a sterile needle and syringe is about 10 cents”

Executive Officer of Hepatitis ACT, John Didlick discusses NSPs, harm minimisation in correctional facilities, the lunatic fringe and solutions to an age-old problem.

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