Syringe vending machine trial supported by Victorian Mental Health Minister Mary Wooldridge

January 2014

The Victorian Minister for Mental Health is supporting a trial of needle vending machines for injecting drug users in Melbourne.

The Yarra Drug and Health Forum wants to trial the machines so people can get clean syringes as an alternative to needle exchange programs or supervised injecting rooms.

Mary Wooldridge, the Minister for Mental Health, says too many people are sharing syringes and the Government is committed to stopping the spread of blood-borne viruses.

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