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Conservative Indiana Adopted Needle Exchanges But Still Faces Local Resistance

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Indiana was ground zero for shifting ideas about needle exchanges after a small town had an HIV outbreak in 2015 brought on by needle-sharing. But even as other parts of the country start to embrace needle exchanges amid the ongoing opioid epidemic, the sites remain controversial in Indiana. Only nine of the state’s 92 counties have them, after a series of closures and reopenings.

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Health Canada evaluating NDMA in metformin drugs

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OTTAWA – Health Canada is aware that some metformin products available outside Canada have been found to contain a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), above the acceptable limit. Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.