INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers looking to prevent a repeat of an HIV
outbreak that has rocked a southern Indiana county sent Republican Gov.
Mike Pence a measure Wednesday that would allow communities to implement
needle-exchange programs if they can prove they're in the midst of an
epidemic tied to intravenous drug use.
who opposes needle exchanges as part of anti-drug policy, said in a
statement Wednesday that he looks forward to signing the legislation
He said his
office worked with lawmakers to develop "a legal framework" that would
give state health officials the resources and flexibility they need to
handle health emergencies.
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