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US Supreme Court won’t hear dispute over injection sites — like one proposed in Philadelphia

Organizers of the Safehouse project say federal “crackhouse” laws enacted are not intended to criminalize medically supervised centers.
By The Associated Press

Supreme Court urged to review ban on drug injection sites

The test case centers on a nonprofit group’s Safehouse project in Philadelphia.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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

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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

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