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Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver (Courtesy Insite)
Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver (Courtesy Insite)
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At the end of this month, the Massachusetts Medical Society will vote on whether or not to recommend a supervised injection facility pilot program in Massachusetts.

The use of these sites has recently been getting more attention as the opioid crisis continues throughout the country. We look at the debate here in Massachusetts and the results of Insite in Vancouver, the only supervised injection site in North America.


Martha Bebinger, WBUR reporter. She tweets @mbebinger.

Brandon Marshall, assistant professor of epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health, which tweets @healthybrown.

This segment aired on April 5, 2017.


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