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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

US prosecutors take second swing at Philadelphia supervised injection site

Two pandemic peaks and one momentous election later, the case for Safehouse is resurfacing — this time in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

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

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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

Two bills in Harrisburg to regulate supervised injection sites

State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams’ bill would require at least 3 public hearings and city approval before any supervised injection site could open.
By Tom MacDonald/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

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

Supervised injection at Prevention Point? Ahead of major ruling, Safehouse lacks location and funding

Safehouse, the nonprofit behind Philadelphia’s proposed supervised injection facility, is waiting on a federal judge to determine whether it’s legal to open the first medical site of its kind in the U.S.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Max Marin/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