Letter to the Editor

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I am writing in response to the March 23 article "Professor prevents AIDS through needle exchange." As an alumnus and physician specializing in infectious diseases, I am proud that Carnegie Mellon University has the privilege to call Professor Caroline Acker one of its faculty. Professor Acker's efforts in the arena of harm-reduction (i.e. needle exchange, Narcan prescribing) with injection drug use are heroic and courageous. In a world in which billions of dollars are spent on an illogical "War on Drugs," Professor Acker stands as an exemplar of what is possible if reason and logic are applied to a societal problem.

Amesh A. Adalja, MD, Industrial Management '95