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Author: Graham Neysmith


Ottawa deems needle vending machines a success, a year after installation

Ottawa Public Health says its vending machines that dispense clean needles and pipes are a success, a year after their installation. Since their installation, citizens have used the units over 4,000 times. Between September, 2017 and October, 2018, approximately 6,000 needles and 5,900 stems were dispensed at the four units, based on data provided by Ottawa Public Health.   Four Harm…