Federal Government Sues to Block First U.S. Supervised Injection Site From Opening
Federal prosecutors are suing a nonprofit group that wants to open the nation’s first supervised injection facility in Philadelphia, NPR reports.
One of the outcomes of the current opioid epidemic is an increased rate of intravenous (IV) drug use — meaning directly injecting opioids or other substances into a vein. It’s a practice that layers risk on top of risk. Yet unfortunately, simply knowing the risks isn’t an effective deterrent, nor a bridge to addiction treatment.