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Safe injection sites

The New York City centers in Harlem and Washington Heights are already saving lives, intervening in 43 overdoses during their first two weeks of operation.
The two centers will allow people to use drugs such as heroin under the care of medical professionals, while giving them access to addiction treatment and other services.
"The police have to do their jobs, and they have to arrest people who deserve to be arrested. If somebody is openly injecting drugs on a city street, they should be arrested," the governor said.
'Cuomo is now standing farther to the right on this issue than a federal judge.'
Pennsylvania appears to be leading New York in the effort to open safe injection facilities.
The governor's approach to combating the opioid epidemic is full of "watered down, under-funded and ultimately half-steps that do not go far enough," according to advocates.
More than six months later, progress on the injection sites seems to have stalled.
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