The nonprofit Safehouse had plans to open the first supervised injection site in the country where people could bring illegal opioids to inject under medical supervision.
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A bill that would effectively ban supervised injection sites in Philadelphia is steadily advancing with the apparent backing of all but two members of City Council.
In general, academic research does not support the claim that supervised injection sites lead to an increase in neighborhood crime or drug-dealing.
U.S. Attorney William McSwain has filed notice that he will appeal a judge’s ruling this week that found the plan legal.
In anticipation of a final court ruling that would clear the way for Safehouse — the nation’s first supervised injection site — to open, the City of Philadelphia has issued a public safety plan outlining how police will protect both those using the site and neighborhood residents.
When a judge ruled in October that the nonprofit Safehouse would not violate federal law, advocates celebrated the decision. But technically, the judge’s ruling was too narrow in scope to close the case completely.
Suburban Philly Republicans say they won’t allow supervised injection sites. The problem? No one is proposing one.
The issue of supervised injection sites has made its way into local campaigns, even as the status of Safehouse’s proposed Kensington site is tied up in legal challenges by the U.S. Justice Department.