Law, Ethics and a Safe Injection Site in Vancouver

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Law, Ethics and a Safe Injection Site in Vancouver
Introduction
The establishment of a first supervised safe injection site for drug addicts in British Columbia reflects a Harm Reduction model now popular in several Western countries beset by large numbers of chronic IV drug abusers. (Wood et al 2006) Present debate revolves around Vancouver’s safe injection site (SIS) that is said to be the first in North America.
The drive for facilities in which heroin addicts in particular are assured of clean needles and perhaps, medically regulated doses, or Methadone, is seen as a realistic approach to addicts declared incurable by virtue of their suffering from an often problematic disease.
Safe injection sites are claimed to reduce secondary...
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