Friday, January 23, 2009

New NEP Papers on the Baker Institute Website

Dr. William Martin, Senior Fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, is an expert on needle exchange programs (NEP's). In a new paper posted on the Baker Institute website, Needle Exchange Programs: Sending the Right Message, Dr. Martin sites extensive research to outline why he believes NEP's are a proven method of reducing the spread of blood-borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C without increasing drug use. As part of a set of policy recommendations the Baker Institute fellows prepared for President Obama, Dr. Martin has also prepared a paper addressing the removal of the ban on using federal funds for NEP's. To read the papers visit the Drug Policy link on the Baker Institute website, then scroll down to "Publications, 2009".

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