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Latest Safe injection site Stories

2011-04-21 23:04:41

Illicit drug overdose deaths declined dramatically after the establishment of North America's first supervised injection facility located in Vancouver, Canada, according to the findings of a groundbreaking new study published in The Lancet. In the first peer-reviewed study to assess the impact of supervised injection sites on overdose mortality, researchers observed a 35% reduction in overdose deaths in the immediate vicinity of a pilot injection facility called Insite located in Vancouver,...

2011-04-18 21:09:09

Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside dropped by 35 per cent after the establishment of Insite, North America's first supervised injection facility, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Published today in The Lancet, the study is the first to assess the impact of supervised injection sites on overdose mortality. Researchers compared nearly 300 case reports from the British...

2010-08-31 16:04:08

Despite medical research that indicates Vancouver's supervised injection facility, Insite, reduces needle-sharing and overdose deaths, the facility's fate is uncertain, states an analysis article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100032.pdf. Insite was North America's first sanctioned supervised safe injection site, opened in 2003 under the then Liberal government. In 2006, a Conservative government removed harm reduction...

2010-02-16 17:34:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: Friday 19th February 2010 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm; doors open 6.30 pm WHERE: Japanese Language Hall 487 Alexander Street @ Jackson Street Vancouver SPEAKERS: --DR. ETHAN A. NADELMANN Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance; New York, USA --SENATOR PIERRE CLAUDE NOLIN, Senate of Canada; Ottawa, Canada...