793695.207This service is designed to address the needs of substance misusers who regularly require fresh, sterile hypodermic syringes and needles to sustain their addiction. 

It has been implemented to protect the wider community from infectious diseasessuch as hepatitis which can be spread from contaminated injecting equipment. Once used, the syringes and needles are returned to the pharmacy in exchange for new ones.

The clients who need this service are usually referred on from Drug Agencies who work with them on treatment and containment regimes.