Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) expressed opposition yesterday to a plan by the Department of Health to provide free clean needles at convenience stores across the nation for drug addicts. Huang outlined her dissatisfaction with the plan at a news conference at the Legislative Yuan that was also attended by officials from the Center for Disease Control. Huang urged the health department to put auxiliary measures in place before initiating the plan, to avoid causing panic among local residents. "Helping addicts to quit narcotics and forging a sound policy to raise public AIDS-prevention awareness is the best remedy," Huang said.
Mon, Aug 14, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Lawmaker pans needle plan
This story has been viewed 2185 times.
Listing from 2015-05-18 to 2015-05-25
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1LG aims for wider market share with flagship G4 launch
2China fears student protests, Ma says
3Vietnam rejects ban on South China Sea fishing
4Greenpeace study finds China illegally fishing in Africa
5Six Chinese face US economic theft case