Opioids spark new health crisis through needle exchange

Opioid Epidemic Sparks New Health Crisis

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease and the number of cases is increasing across the United States.

The HEP C epidemic is being by needle sharing among drug users. The issue is impacting every corner of the country.

At 7 times the national rate, the state is tackling the problem with clean needle exchanges. Hidden in the lush rolling hills of Appalachia is the town of hazard where the virus is rampant.

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