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Re: [IP] Social Progress????



I have been told that Broward (sp?) county, Florida
requires a doctor's prescription for syringes because of
the big drug problem there.



--- Jeff Dempsey <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Cindy,
> In Orange and Osceoa counties, and I believe everywhere
> else in Florida, you
> can buy syringes and infusion sets (Central Forida
> Pharmacy and the Diabetes
> Supply Store, both on Orange Ave in Orlando have them on
> the shelf, over the
> counter) without a perscription.  Great for weekend
> emergencies...  I
> haven't been out to Melbourne in a while, but I may be
> going out there this
> week.  Is there anywhere out there that may have pumping
> supplies avaiable?
> I'll tak to you later,
> 
> Jeff
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Sunday, April 18, 1999 12:08 AM
> Subject: Re: [IP] Social Progress????
> 
> 
> > In the state of Florida, we have a sharps disposal
> program. (At least in
> > Hillsborough and Brevard counties). It is against the
> law here to dispose
> the
> > syringes with our normal trash pickup.
> >
> > The bio-hazard containers are available FREE of charge
> at Walgreens
> Pharmacy.
> >  Other pharmacy's may participate in the program also,
> but I'm not sure.
> > Some Firestations carry them also.  When the container
> is full, all I need
> to
> > do is seal it and drop it off at a local firestation. 
> They put the box in
> a
> > locked dumpster that is then taken to a bio-hazard
> garbage site, and then
> > they will give you a replacement container.
> >
> > P.S.  I believe that a prescription is required in
> order to obtain the
> > syringes in the first place.
> >
> > -Thank you,
> >      Cindy
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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