The Influence of Pharmacy-Based Syringe Disposal on Unsafe Syringe Discard Among Injection Drug Users in California

Investigator: Elise Riley, PhD
Sponsor: California State University Dominguez Hills Foundation

Location(s): United States


 the evaluation of Senate Bill 1159, which authorizes over-the-counter sales of syringes at approved pharmacies.  The research team, a UCRC collaborative effort with researchers at UCSF and UCSD and community partners, will investigate the impact of SB 1159 on HIV risk, HIV infection, needle stick injuries among law enforcement and waste management personnel, crime in the vicinity of pharmacies, unsafe syringe disposal, and rates of illicit drug injection.