The history of the syringe
The origins of injecting effectively go back into pre-history, with use of weapons such as blowpipes and poison tipped darts to introduce substances into the body – albeit involuntarily for most of ... [More]

The history of needle sharing and the development of needle and syringe programmes
In the 19th century, there was only a slow realisation of the possibility for spread of infection by injecting - one of the earliest recorded cases of infection following injection was a report in the ... [More]

Prevelance of injecting and injecting risk
This article sets out what we know about the answer to the questions - how many injectors are there in the UK? and what do we know about injecting risk? Because of its illicit nature, injecting d ... [More]


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