Safe injection site for opioid users faces Trump administration crackdown

San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Denver and Boston have also seriously considered safe injection sites
The New York Times (US)
Wednesday, February 6, 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 fighting the opioid epidemic: a place where people who inject fentanyl and other illicit drugs can do so under medical supervision.The nonprofit group, Safehouse, was formed last year to house the country’s first so-called safe injection site in Philadelphia, which has one of the nation’s highest rates of overdose deaths. Safehouse had been planning to open the site as soon as next month. But the Justice Department says it would “normalize” the use of deadly drugs.