Rx still required for needles in three states

June 12, 2006

The Governor of Massachusetts is planning to veto a bill the state senate just passed that does away with the requirement of a prescription before syringes can be sold in pharmacies. The house had already passed the measure in November 2005.

Rx still required for needles in three states

The Governor of Massachusetts is planning to veto a bill the state senate just passed that does away with the requirement of a prescription before syringes can be sold in pharmacies. The house had already passed the measure in November 2005. Proponents of the bill believe that offering needles over the counter reduces the spread of HIV/AIDS. Across the country, Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are the only three states that still call for a prescription when hypodermic needles are sold.

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