Philadelphia Considering Safe-Injection Facilities

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As Philadelphia reels from last year's 910 fatal drug overdoses, local officials, medical professionals, and philanthropic organizations are considering a controversial idea: Opening special facilities where heroin users can inject drugs safely, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Desperate times call for innovative measures,” said Priya Mammen of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson . . .

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