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Reader's view: Needle-swap clinic would help the opium industry

This will be the most controversial letter I have yet written -- here, anyway. I'm sorry -- well, actually, I'm not "too" sorry -- but here it is: I see a needle-swap clinic has been proposed in Duluth ("Concern arises over needle-swap clinic," Aug.

This will be the most controversial letter I have yet written -- here, anyway. I'm sorry -- well, actually, I'm not "too" sorry -- but here it is: I see a needle-swap clinic has been proposed in Duluth ("Concern arises over needle-swap clinic," Aug. 26). Why? Because dirty needles spread infectious disease.

Hmmm, let's see. We don't want to actually "treat" those who suffer unbelievably, nor do we want them to die. What could be the reason for this? Well, it wouldn't be because opium is a multibillion-dollar industry and somebody wants the money machine to keep rolling and maybe some political palms have been greased? No, couldn't be. No one would ever do anything dishonest for money!

Peter Grandahl

Duluth

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