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Federal appeals court rules Safehouse supervised injection site would be illegal

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.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Bill to prevent supervised injection sites from opening in Philly advances

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.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Civic groups argue supervised injection site will boost crime in South Philly

In general, academic research does not support the claim that supervised injection sites lead to an increase in neighborhood crime or drug-dealing.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

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Safehouse hits pause on plan to open supervised injection site in South Philly

“We want you to know that we have listened. We apologize. And we want to ensure open lines of communication moving forward."
By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Feds move to block opening of US supervised injection site

U.S. Attorney William McSwain has filed notice that he will appeal a judge’s ruling this week that found the plan legal.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Nonprofit says it will open injection site in Philadelphia

U.S. Attorney William McSwain calls the plan "a radical experiment" and vows to appeal.
By The Associated Press

Philly announces public safety plan to prepare for launch of supervised injection site

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.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Safehouse asks judge for a final ruling that makes it legal

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.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

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.

By Dana Bate/WHYY