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Safe injection sites get OK from King County health board

Insite, the first supervised safe injection site in North America, supplies individual stations and sterile supplies for users to consume drugs more safely in Vancouver, B.C.’s Downtown Eastside.

The King County Board of Health voted Thursday to endorse supervised injection sites for drug users, a strategy to reduce overdose deaths. A final decision on the sites, which would be the first of their kind in the nation, is expected soon.

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