Safe injection sites worth considering, says Philly mayor’s opioid task force

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017
With Philadelphia on track for another record year of drug overdose deaths, a mayoral task force on Friday proposed a series of actions, from stepped-up campaigns against stigma, to considering something no U.S. city has done, allowing safe sites where drug users can inject heroin. “We have seen the costs of inaction on epidemics in the past and cannot let that happen again,” Mayor Kenney said at a City Hall news conference held with Gov. Wolf.
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