Drug ‘shooting galleries’ to be tested by France

France 24 (France)
Monday, October 22, 2012

marisol-touraineFrance’s health minister, Marisol Touraine, has said trial centres where drug addicts can safely inject their own drugs with sterile needles provided by medical professionals could open before the end of the year in a handful of French cities. “I hope that experimental trials will be announced before the end of the year,” Touraine told French BFM television, adding that a handful of cities were ready to test the new program.