City Council Approves Injection Site Program

U.S. Drug Deaths Continue Rapid Rise

A two-year pilot program in Denver on a supervised drug injection site is getting approval from city council.  Members voted in favor of it last night.  The site would not be operated with public funds, but still needs approval from the state legislature.  Backers say it would help save lives, by giving users a safe location with access to clean syringes.  Drugs could also be tested for things like Fentanyl.  Mayor Michael Hancock says he's proud of the move and he believes there needs to be innovative ways to solve the opioid crisis. 

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