A tool lots of other countries have tried is suddenly within reach in cities like Philadelphia.
The Justice Department said it will shut down "safe injection sites." Denver wants to open one anyway.
Denver just became one of several major U.S. cities to take the first steps in setting up a place for people to use illegal drugs under medical supervision.
Canada’s first in-depth study of release conditions found life-threatening consequences for users banned from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Toronto activists started an illegal safe injection site to prevent opioid overdoses.
Ottawa harm reduction workers are set to open the city's first pop-up site in response to high opioid overdose rates
Harm reduction workers plan to supervise every day as people consume drugs in a tent set up in Moss Park.
Harm reduction workers say they can't wait for the legal sites to open in the fall
It's the 7th one to get approvals in Canada in a week
The Canadian government announced Monday that it plans to ease the restrictions on setting up supervised-injection sites imminently. Until then, things don't look good on the ground level.
"Within the last 12-month period, we're looking at over 1,000 overdoses requiring the use of naloxone," says one of the operators of North America's first supervised injection site.
Looks like they're not getting shut down anytime soon.