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Letter to the editor: Why pay for addicts?

| Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

Just wondering when this madness will stop. First, we are using taxpayers' money to allow libraries to buy Narcan and teach employees how to administer it ( “Westmoreland libraries prepared to treat overdoses” ). You can say it's grant money, but it still comes from taxpayers in one way or another.

Then, some areas are proposing “safe injection sites,” places where addicts can go to safely inject their drugs (someone forgot that they are illegal).

Now, I see EMS workers in Pittsburgh and Westmoreland County are planning to leave Narcan with addicts who refuse hospital treatment — paid by grant (taxpayers') money again ( “Pittsburgh EMS leaving overdose-reversal drug with survivors who decline treatment” ). Are there any places that a person with allergies can get free or easy access to EpiPens? Just asking.

How many of these nutcases are we going to elect? Enough is already too much.

Donald Nelson


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