The Debate over Supervised Injection Sites (Originallay aired May 1, 2019)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1079 , Segment 3
Episode: Measles, Inuit Parenting, Supervised Injection Sites
- May 27, 2019 10:00 pm
- 14:31 mins
Guest: Peter Davidson, Associate Professor of Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego A controversial technique for reducing overdose deaths is edging its way into the conversation about America’s opioid crisis. “Supervised injection sites” are places where people can inject heroin under the supervision of medical staff trained to reverse an overdose. These sites have been operating in Canada and Australia for years. Now some cities in the US are considering them.