Impact of expanding syringe access in New York on sources of syringes for injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx, NYC, USA

Sherry Deren, Crystal Fuller, Enrique R. Pouget, Shannon Blaney, Stephanie Tortu, Sung Yeon Kang, James M. McMahon, Jonny F. Andia, Don C. Des Jarlais, Bruce Johnson, Andrew Rosenblum, David Vlahov

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Beginning in January 2001, it became legal for pharmacies, health care facilities and certain health care providers in New York State (NYS) to sell or provide syringes (10 maximum) without prescription. Cross-sectional survey data from three research projects recruiting active injection drug users (IDUs) in Harlem and the South Bronx (n=682) were analysed by calendar quarter, from January 2001 through September 2002, to assist in an evaluation of the impact of the program, the Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program (ESAP). The outcome variable examined was having used a pharmacy as the source of the last injection syringe. The percent of IDUs who knew that it was legal to buy a syringe from a pharmacy increased over time (25-54%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-379
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Volume14
Issue number5-6
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StatePublished - Dec 2003

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Keywords

  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Injection drug use
  • Pharmacy
  • Substance use
  • Syringe access

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  • Health Policy
  • Health(social science)

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Impact of expanding syringe access in New York on sources of syringes for injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx, NYC, USA. / Deren, Sherry; Fuller, Crystal; Pouget, Enrique R.; Blaney, Shannon; Tortu, Stephanie; Kang, Sung Yeon; McMahon, James M.; Andia, Jonny F.; Des Jarlais, Don C.; Johnson, Bruce; Rosenblum, Andrew; Vlahov, David.

In: International Journal of Drug Policy, Vol. 14, No. 5-6, 12.2003, p. 373-379.

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Deren, S, Fuller, C, Pouget, ER, Blaney, S, Tortu, S, Kang, SY, McMahon, JM, Andia, JF, Des Jarlais, DC, Johnson, B, Rosenblum, A & Vlahov, D 2003, 'Impact of expanding syringe access in New York on sources of syringes for injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx, NYC, USA', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 14, no. 5-6, pp. 373-379. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0955-3959(03)00137-3
Deren, Sherry ; Fuller, Crystal ; Pouget, Enrique R. ; Blaney, Shannon ; Tortu, Stephanie ; Kang, Sung Yeon ; McMahon, James M. ; Andia, Jonny F. ; Des Jarlais, Don C. ; Johnson, Bruce ; Rosenblum, Andrew ; Vlahov, David. / Impact of expanding syringe access in New York on sources of syringes for injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx, NYC, USA. In: International Journal of Drug Policy. 2003 ; Vol. 14, No. 5-6. pp. 373-379.
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