FILE - In this March 24, 2016 photo, a nurse for eastern Indiana’s Fayette County holds one of the syringes provided to intravenous drug users taking part in the county’s state-approved needle exchange program at the county courthouse in Connersville, Ind. The effort is in response to a hepatitis C outbreak among IV drug users. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, May 11, 2017, hepatitis C infections have nearly tripled since 2010 _ an increase mainly due to the heroin epidemic. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)
FILE - In this March 24, 2016 photo, a nurse for eastern Indiana’s Fayette County holds one of the syringes provided to intravenous drug users taking part in the county’s state-approved needle exchange program at the county courthouse in Connersville, Ind. The effort is in response to a hepatitis C outbreak among IV drug users. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, May 11, 2017, hepatitis C infections have nearly tripled since 2010 _ an increase mainly due to the heroin epidemic. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan) Rick Callahan AP
FILE - In this March 24, 2016 photo, a nurse for eastern Indiana’s Fayette County holds one of the syringes provided to intravenous drug users taking part in the county’s state-approved needle exchange program at the county courthouse in Connersville, Ind. The effort is in response to a hepatitis C outbreak among IV drug users. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, May 11, 2017, hepatitis C infections have nearly tripled since 2010 _ an increase mainly due to the heroin epidemic. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan) Rick Callahan AP

Drug users will be given free needles in Merced under new program

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