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HAZARD OF THE INJECTION SYRINGE-Reply

HAZARD OF THE INJECTION SYRINGE-Reply This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor: Dr. Sweigard has raised some interesting questions. It should be pointed out initially that dispensing of needles, syringes, etc, is not a federal offense. The Federal Narcotics Bureau does, however, discourage physicians from indiscriminately discarding such paraphenalia. The intent behind this warning is, of course, to minimize the chances of the discarded article falling into the hands of a drug addict. A pediatrician would not be violating federal law or the spirit of the bureau's advice were he to give a used syringe to a child when in his judgment the likelihood of the syringe being ever used by an addict was remote. He might, however, be violating state or local ordinances since some areas in the country do have laws prohibiting such acts. I believe the Federal Narcotics Bureau views their warning as one of many efforts to minimize the availability of materials used by the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

HAZARD OF THE INJECTION SYRINGE-Reply

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020588020
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor: Dr. Sweigard has raised some interesting questions. It should be pointed out initially that dispensing of needles, syringes, etc, is not a federal offense. The Federal Narcotics Bureau does, however, discourage physicians from indiscriminately discarding such paraphenalia. The intent behind this warning is, of course, to minimize the chances of the discarded article falling into the hands of a drug addict. A pediatrician would not be violating federal law or the spirit of the bureau's advice were he to give a used syringe to a child when in his judgment the likelihood of the syringe being ever used by an addict was remote. He might, however, be violating state or local ordinances since some areas in the country do have laws prohibiting such acts. I believe the Federal Narcotics Bureau views their warning as one of many efforts to minimize the availability of materials used by the

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1965

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