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[thejournal.ie] , Fitzgerald, Cormac Public bins for getting rid of drugs are being rolled out up North, but could they be introduced here? (28 Jul 2016)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/public-bins-drugs-2898527...

Public bins for disposing of prescription or illegal drugs are being rolled out across Northern Ireland following a successful pilot programme, the Public Health Agency announced yesterday.

The bins were previously introduced in a certain number of areas as part of the pilot programme, mainly in Belfast and South Eastern and Northern Health and Social Care Trust (HSCT) areas in Northern Ireland.

There are currently 14 bins in existence in these areas, and the HSC said that over 65,000 tablets (over 90% of which have been prescription drugs) have been taken off the streets through this project...........


Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:28 July 2016
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > Needle distribution and exchange
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on drugs and alcohol > Harm reduction policy
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland

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