New York Moves Forward With Supervised Injection Sites

The New York City health department will move forward with a pilot program to open two supervised injection sites with the intention of reducing deaths from drug overdoses, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week.

”We have a new administration in Washington, a new administration in Albany. It was the right time to do something on this topic while we … finally have the kind of potential cooperation we needed,” the mayor said at a virtual press conference, according to the New York Post.

”It’s to save lives, stop people from overdosing who could be saved, and of course in every way help them towards treatment and support,” de Blasio added, referring to the ”overdose prevention centers.”

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