Philadelphia's Government 'Expresses Interest' in Safe Injection Sites

Philadelphia's Government 'Expresses Interest' in Safe Injection Sites

This would make them the first US city to allow supervised drug injection sites.

The injection sites would by no means be the only avenue for fighting opioid addiction, Philadelphia officials say. Kenney, who appeared to be frustrated by not being scheduled to appear at the opioid meeting, told Philly.com he supports opening safe injection sites and wants to do what is necessary to safe users and save lives.

Philadelphia, which saw more than 1,200 overdose deaths in 2017, would become the first USA city to create such a site - though other municipalities have floated similar proposals.

Since, Philadelphia has witnessed the highest numbers of deaths than any large city in the United States, as in 2017, over 1,200 people deadly overdosed drugs in Philadelphia, which is a death rate one thirds more than that of in 2016. But city officials view a safe injection site as an opportunity to reduce fatal overdoses, prevent the spread of diseases like HIV and help people find treatment.

Police commission Richard Ross said started completely against the notion of safe-injection sites and he still has reservations about what the locations would be like and how policing dealers who might try to prey on users near safe sites would work.

Farley stated that the sites "bring people into drug treatment", a objective that transcends being "simply a site for supervised injection", according to WCAU.

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Helen Gym, Philadelphia City Councilwoman refers the plan as "bold, brave, and lifesaving". Vancouver, Canada, has operated two sites for several years.

Philly.com reported that though the mayor's office commissioned the task force, Mayor Jim Kenney was speaking at a news conference ahead of the WWE Royal Rumble Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.

The city is seeking outside operators to establish at least one such site in the city, in a move met with both support and criticism. Almost three months ago, President Trump declared the USA opioid crisis a public health emergency.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said sanctioning such sites presents public safety concerns and changes in state and federal law would have to be made in order for them to operate legally.

It's not clear how the federal government would respond if Philadelphia gets safe-injection site. "These are risky drugs with devastating consequences".

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