Miami Co. Likely Won’t Get Syringe Exchange Program

Miami County will likely not get a syringe exchange program anytime soon after the county health officer said earlier this week that he believed the number of Hepatitis C cases didn’t justify implementing such a program.  That’s despite the fact that cases of the virus in Miami County doubled in just one year.

State law requires the health officer to declare an epidemic and show that the spread of Hepatitis C or H-I-V is caused by drug users sharing needles before the county can implement an exchange program.