“Seattle and King County, Washington will be the first places in the US to build so-called safe injection facilities for heroin users, Seattle mayor Ed Murray announced Friday, an effort to reduce an epidemic of deadly drug overdoses.
Long controversial, the facilities provide anyone who walks in with access to clean needles and space to inject drugs. Nurses are on hand monitoring the users, and, if an overdose occurs, can administer the reviving medication naloxone. The facilities also provide testing for HIV and hepatitis, as well as medical services.”
Source: BuzzFeed.com – January 28, 2017