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Key flashpoints in debate over ‘supervised consumption sites’

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, Massachusetts lawmakers have been bandying about the idea of authorizing “supervised consumption sites” – locations where someone could use illicit drugs under medical supervision to prevent fatal overdoses. These sites could offer such services as clean needle exchanges and referrals to substance abuse treatment.  The goal is to prevent deaths from drug overdoses and illnesses from unclean needles, while providing drug […]