Items tagged with US drug policy and drug consumption rooms

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Judge rules planned supervised injection site does not violate federal drug laws [02.10.2019] A judge has ruled that a Philadelphia nonprofit group's plan to open the first supervised injection site in the U.S. where people can use illegal opi ...
Canada’s drug crisis has a solution. Politicians don’t like it [29.09.2019] A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction, found that a trio of policies adopted to combat the opioid overdose epidemic saved, ...
Fate of Philly safe consumption site now hinges on judge’s ruling [06.09.2019] Nearly two years after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his office would not stand in the way of a safe consumption site (SCS) to help cut the city ...
California bill to create ‘safe injection sites’ in San Francisco clears Assembly [23.05.2019] A bill that would allow San Francisco city officials to open facilities where people can inject drugs without legal consequences cleared the state As ...
Oakland explores possibility of opening safe injection site [13.05.2019] Oakland officials are exploring building a safe injection site for illicit-drug users in hopes of lowering open-air drug use on city streets. Mayor L ...
Trump Justice Department goes after overdose prevention sites as ‘crack houses’ [24.04.2019] Two major U.S. cities are trying to open facilities to save drug users’ lives, but the Trump administration is trying to stop them, arguing the facil ...
Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from opioid overdoses [23.02.2019] Drugs now kill about 70,000 Americans every year—more than car crashes or guns (both 39,000), more than AIDS did at the height of its epidemic (42,00 ...
Safe injection site for opioid users faces Trump administration crackdown [06.02.2019] The Justice Department is suing to stop a Philadelphia group from opening what some public health experts and mayors consider the next front in fight ...
‘An argument that made no sense at all’ [05.10.2018] Former Gov. Ed Rendell announced that he is incorporating a nonprofit, called Safehouse, that will work to open a safe injection site in Philadelphia ...
Refuting science, Jerry Brown vetoes safe injection plan [01.10.2018] Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could have been the nation’s first supervised ...
Cities defiant after Justice Department’s threat on ‘supervised injection sites’ [04.09.2018] Cities seeking to open sites where illegal drug users are monitored to prevent overdoses responded defiantly to a Justice Department threat to take “ ...
Cities planning supervised drug injection sites fear Justice Department reaction [12.07.2018] In parts of the country hit hard by addiction, some public health officials are considering running sites where people can use heroin and other illeg ...
Supervised injection facilities are illegal in the United States [30.04.2018] Several major cities are trying to open “safe injection sites” for drug abusers — even though they are technically illegal. With recent evidence that ...
An opioid crisis foretold [21.04.2018] Today’s opioid crisis is already the deadliest drug epidemic in American history. Opioid overdoses killed more than 45,000 people in the 12 months th ...
Drugs should not be in the hands of organized crime [25.02.2018] Drug overdoses are one of the leading causes of death in the United States and are contributing to decline in life expectancy. The opioid epidemic ha ...
Let cities open safe injection sites [24.02.2018] One of the most consistent patterns in the more than 64,000 deaths attributed to opioid and other drug overdoses in 2016 was that the victims’ last m ...
To cut drug deaths, city considers sanctioned places to shoot up [09.02.2018] In 2016, the opioid epidemic claimed 1,374 lives in New York City. That’s roughly four drug overdose deaths each day. One death every seven hours. Ne ...
Philadelphia aims to become first US city to legalize safe injection sites [06.02.2018] Philadelphia officials are pushing an effort to make the city the first in the U.S. to allow drug users to shoot up at a medically supervised facilit ...
A huge step backward on opioids [24.01.2018] The latest statistics on the overdose crisis -- roughly 64,000 deaths in the United States in 2016 -- also reveal that fentanyl and other synthetic o ...
Desperate cities consider 'safe injection' sites for opioid users [10.01.2018] Philadelphia officials are advocating to become the first in the U.S. city to open a supervised injection site, where people suffering from heroin or ...
Supervised injection sites could stop untold opioid-related deaths [01.12.2017] In addition to the legal issues, the heavy stigma around heroin and other opioids driving the nation's overdose crisis can push individuals into the ...
Money on the table for a safe drug consumption site in Seattle [07.11.2017] Despite the backlash from various King County cities against the idea of establishing safe drug consumption sites, the Seattle City Council is moving ...
Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America [03.10.2017] The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America's opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of har ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2016 [30.09.2017] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2016 is, as usual, a mixed bag of high quality data and sometimes doubtful politic ...
How the war on drugs fueled the fentanyl crisis [29.08.2017] A staggering 59,000 people died of drug overdose in 2016 according to a recent New York Times analysis. Annual overdose deaths in the US have already ...
Secret supervised drug injection facility has been operating at US site for years [08.08.2017] For nearly three years, in an undisclosed US city, a social service agency has quietly been inviting people to inject illegal drugs at a clandestine ...
It’s time to kick our addiction to the war on drugs [25.04.2017] As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes the lead in crafting the Trump administration’s response to the opioid crisis, he and his colleagues need ...
Awash in overdoses, Seattle creates safe sites for addicts to inject illegal drugs [27.01.2017] Officials in Seattle approved the nation’s first “safe-injection” sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs, calling the move a drastic but n ...
Injecting drugs, under a watchful eye [18.01.2017] It has been nearly 30 years since the first needle exchange program opened in the United States. America has another epidemic now: overdose deaths fr ...
Seattle’s potential solution for heroin epidemic: Places for legal drug use [24.08.2016] A task force established to combat a heroin epidemic in the Seattle metropolitan area has endorsed a strategy of establishing places where addicts wo ...
Street opioids are getting deadlier. Overseeing drug use can reduce deaths [25.04.2016] As health officials battle increasing mortality associated with heroin and prescription opioids, an even more dangerous group of street drugs has app ...
U.S. wanted Vancouver's supervised injection site closed [30.09.2011] A diplomatic cable shows U.S. officials opposed the Insite supervised injection site in Vancouver and wanted the federal and municipal governments to ...

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