Needle Kit Contains More Than Expected

He’s not knocking the kit – just what is included in it. Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings is speaking out about some items included in needle exchange kits. After receiving complaints, he looked into it. In addition to syringes, each kit comes with a Sharps container, a rubber tourniquet, alcohol pads, a bandage, triple antibiotic ointment, condoms, two vials of sterile water, cotton filters, a small metal cooker and a twist tie with which to hold the cooker. Health Department officials say each item helps protect users from spreading HIV and hepatitis B & C.