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More than 97 percent of those interviewed by the Frederick County Health Department believe there is a need in the community for a syringe service program, a public health strategy that seeks to reduce some of the negative health consequences of drug injection by providing clean needles.

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WASHINGTON — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that “we will overcome addiction in America,” declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.

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