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  • Underground safe haven keeps drug users off street, may save lives

    Reuters - 08/09/2017

    Unsanctioned and unsupervised injection sites are popping up all over the nation, including in an abandoned church in Philadelphia, said Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, who was not involved with the research.

    Plumbers frequently are summoned to fix public restroom pipes clogged with discarded syringes, he said in a phone interview.

    “We need to transition from having these spaces be hidden and unsafe to being open and safe,” he said. “We can’t go on pretending this is not happening.”

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