ETSU Launches Needle Exchange Program

A new needle exchange program sponsored by ETSU is only the second of its kind in Tennessee.

Health officials say it will limit infections and stop the spread of disease caused by intravenous drug use.

The university’s Center of Excellence for Inflammation, Infectious Disease and Immunity will provide new, unused needles and the opioid-reversal drug naloxone through the new Syringe Trade and Education Program of Tennessee.

It will be located at the ETSU Quillen infectious diseases clinic on N. State of Franklin Road.