Federal Prosecutor Halts Nation's First Safe Injection Facility - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 11, 2019
Plans to open the nation’s first safe injection facility were thwarted for the time being after a Pennsylvania federal prosecutor filed a complaint, the ABA Journal reports. U.S. Attorney William McSwain argued in a Feb. 5 complaint that providing spaces for users to inject street-purchased opioids would violate federal law. Safehouse, a nonprofit organization that provides overdose prevention services, planned to raise $1.8 million to cover the first year of operations for the Philadelphia safe injection facility.