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Under Supervision: France & Ireland Tackle Public Injecting

The first medically supervised injection centre in France opened this Tuesday in Paris. Health Minister Marisol Touraine and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, were both in attendance at the inauguration of a facility that has caused a considerable amount of controversy over the years amongst the people of France.

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France's first drug room for addicts to inject opens in Paris

A Paris hospital is now housing France's first "shooting gallery" - a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision.

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Calls grow for Glasgow drug consumption rooms as city heroin deaths hit record high

Experts warned that Scotland has been slow to adopt policies that have reduced deaths overseas. Local health and council officials in Glasgow have signalled that they want to open the country's first supervised injection rooms...

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6,000 drug needles found in tiny Dublin city centre park every year

As part of a drive to reduce drug litter in the area, a specially designed needle disposal bin has been placed in the park since January. One of two such bins in the city, it’s regularly monitored by organisations who work with the the city’s habitual drug users, and emptied regularly.

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We're launching a campaign to promote safer ecstasy use

The message couldn’t be more simple: taking a small amount of ecstasy and waiting a couple of hours before redosing could save your life. Telling your friends ‘don’t be daft, start with a half’, could save their lives. If you’re a DJ or an artist, helping us spread this simple message could help save the lives of your fans.

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Seattle's new war on drugs: Giving heroin addicts 'safe sites' to shoot up

Seattle officials are moving forward with a controversial plan for what would be the nation’s first supervised heroin-injection clinics — government-financed shooting galleries that supporters say can save lives but that critics say will only enable drug users.

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Calls for nationwide roll-out of drug consumption centres

A doctor, youth worker, politician and former top cop have united to call for medically supervised drug usage centres in all major Australian cities as a way to stem the nation's ice epidemic.

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Community pharmacy helps diagnose people with hepatitis C infection

Pilot project involved community pharmacists in the Isle of Wight testing at-risk adults for hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis.

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Judge Orders Drug Dealers to Pay for Naloxone Kits

People caught selling heroin and other opiates in Western Pennsylvania will now have to foot the bill for naloxone kits. For every brick of heroin found in one’s possession, $50 (roughly the price of a single kit) will be added to their charge as a fine, to be paid after they serve their sentence.

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