Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies
last Thursday to authorize a short-term needleexchange program. The authorization is designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all tied to intravenous drug use. Pence issued an executive order declaring a public-health emergency in Scott County, an economically depressed area about 30 miles north of Louisville, Ky.