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Wright, Nat and Tompkins, Charlotte NE (2004) Case for supervised injecting centres is strong. BMJ , 328 .

URL: http://www.bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/328/743...


This research paper in the British Medical Journal calls for pilot trials of supervised injecting centres in the UK. The authors argue that experience in other countries has shown that safer injecting rooms reduce the risk of harm to drugs users, and, by reducing injection on the street, also reduce the risk to the general population. Medical staff manning the centres are not entitled to help drug users to inject drugs, but are trained to deal with overdoses and offer advice on safer methods of injecting.

 

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