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.
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Taiwan Quick Take: Lawmaker pans needle plan
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