Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 11th, 2005
Public-health officials in Vancouver opened North America's first medically supervised safer injection facility in September 2003. Injection drug users in the facility can access sterile injecting equipment, inject preobtained illicit drugs under the supervision of nurses, and access nursing care and addictions counseling. Although such facilities exist in several European settings and in Sydney, Australia, few statistical analyses of their effects syringe sharing have been done.
Thomas Kerr (British Colombia...
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