"Normalization of the use of deadly drugs, such as heroin and fentanyl
This is a particularly critical issue for Philadelphia, which has the highest opioid death rate in any large city in the United States, with more than 1,000 deaths per year – almost four times higher than the level of murders.
The data show that substance abuse is still widespread, but innovation in treatment, targeting and awareness help.
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley describes the opioid crisis as the "greatest health crisis in this city"
In its response to federal efforts to block the center of the judiciary reports submitted on Wednesday that he would not provide his clients with illicit traffic, but instead will provide sterile equipment, counseling and access to medical care.
"This intervention will not resolve the crisis of opioids, but it will provide a critical life," said the court. She notes that over a 30-year period, no deadly overdose has been reported on any of the 120 similarly open-
For their part, the federal prosecutors have argued that Safehouse's behavior is prohibited by federal law and that "it does not matter that Safehouse claims to have good intentions in its fight against the opioid epidemic."
The District Attorney of Philadelphia, Larry Krasner says that the purpose was to provide relief in the center for people who are faced with serious medical problems through their drug use
going to persecute people who are trying to stop people from dying, "said Krasner after McShwen's announcement," We died last year's 1,200 people. 19659005] Safehouse says its staff will include qualified medical staff, social workers, business managers, and certified repair technicians.
Safehouse plans to promote its plans, despite the federal opposition, said Rendall.
and if we save even on the low side, 25 lives. . . Randall told The Washington Post. "The federal, state and city governments do not give us any money. Where is this harmed?"
Rendell said that last month, Safehouse had been offered a building in Kensington for $ 1 a drug addict, a well-known developer, whose son recently died of a noodle, reports The Philadelphia Tribune.
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