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In Philadelphia, Judges Rule Against Opening ‘Supervised’ Site To Inject Opioids

Nikil Saval, a newly elected Pennsylvania state senator, speaks in support of opening a "supervised injection site" for opioid users in Philadelphia during a Nov. 16 rally outside the federal courthouse.

A federal appeals court ruled the effort by nonprofit Safehouse to open a “supervised injection site” to prevent overdose deaths is laudable but illegal under the so-called federal crack house law.

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