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Needle Exchange Provider Says Cash Flow Problem Is Solved

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By Mana Rabiee

Reports over the Christmas holiday said D.C.'s largest needle exchange program was running out of money, but the group says its cash flow problem are solved.

News accounts said Prevention Works, which operates a mobile unit for needle exchanges across the district, had almost ran out of money. The group had failed to make a payroll and deferred several vendor payments.

But Executive Director Dr. Perry Philips says a nearly $30,000 reimbursement from the city government a week ago has already put it back on track. "When folks come back from the holidays on Monday we'll be back to business as normal," says Dr. Philips.

Philips confirms that staff had to buy some supplies, but he says the program didn't miss a single scheduled needle exchange. "We didn't miss a bit. Didn't miss a beat. Service delivery continued as normal," says Dr. Philips.

The program exchanges around 15,000 needles a month in some of the cities most drug-hit areas.

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