Safe Consumption Sites Study Aims to ‘Rise Above the Politics’

The launch of a federally funded study to examine the efficacy of drug overdose prevention centers in the U.S. – utilizing data from OnPoint NYC’s two sites – could have broad policy implications as jurisdictions across the country consider opening such sites to combat the human toll of the opioid crisis.

Magdalena Cerdá – a professor of population health, director of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy at NYU Langone and a lead investigator for the new study – says the hope is that researchers’ findings will provide policymakers and potential stakeholders with evidence regarding whether such sites would work and help identify best practices for operating the programs.

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