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Needle exchange program: saving money and saving lives

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  • Making dollars and sense of needle syringe programsIn the last 10 years in Australia...

  • Making dollars and sense of needle syringe programs31 million syringes handed out

  • Making dollars and sense of needle syringe programsPreventing32, 050 new HIV infections96, 667 new Hepatitis C infections

  • Making dollars and sense of needle syringe programsproducing savings of $1.28 billion in healthcare costsFor every dollar invested in NSPs, more than four dollars were returned in saved healthcare costs

  • Making dollars and sense of needle syringe programsIf you include savings in lost productivity then 1 syringe handed out saves $27

  • Making dollars and sense of needle syringe programsNeedle Syringe Programs: saving your money since 1984

  • Source: Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009