Reduction in overdose mortality after the opening of North America's first medically supervised safer injecting facility: a retrospective population-based study (Summary)

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Brandon DL Marshall PhD
M-J Milloy MSc
Evan Wood PhD
Prof Julio SG Montaner MD
Thomas Kerr PhD
Publisher: 
The Lancet
Publication Date: 
18 April 2011

Research study of Insite, a safe injection site in downtown Vancouver, where intravenous drug users are supervised by medical staff. Found Insite is saving lives, as fatal overdoses have dropped by 35 per cent since the site opened two years ago, compared with the decrease of 9 percent of overdose deaths in the rest of the city. In The Lancet - 18 April 2011, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62353-7

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