Overdose Prevention Centers in NYC get Kudos in Wake of Federal Legal Threat

Some elected officials have congratulated the operator of the two safe drug injection sites in New York City — the only publicly sanctioned sites in the country — for preventing more than 1,000 overdoses.

The state legislators have also introduced a new bill to legally protect the overdose prevention center operator. Still, it now faces a legal threat from the most powerful federal law enforcement official in the region, and that’s got supporters, some neighbors, and former clients of the safe injection sites concerned about the future of the facilities.

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