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Orange County Sues State Over Mobile Needle Exchange Program

Sacramento Bee-

A Southern California county on Friday said it will sue the state over its decision to allow a mobile needle exchange program aimed at curbing disease among drug users.

Orange County supervisors voted unanimously to sue to try to block the program over concerns it will lead to more syringes strewn through parks, libraries and sidewalks.

“This drug needle giveaway is a serious threat to public safety,” Board Chairman Andrew Do said.

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