Safe Injecting Facilities
Safer Injection Facilities are very much in the news this past week. As the US opioid crisis continues, discussions on the implementation of new SIF locations are being discussed. Good news, from a country that has seen many states reluctantly introduce Needle Exchange services in recent time. Locations are being discussed in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Ithaca, NY, Washington DC and in the Cape Cod area of M.assachusetts.
Data from a John Hopkins study indicates that a single facility, serving 2,000 individuals per month would cost $1.8M to run but the savings in healthcare costs, including emergency personnel, ambulancContinue >