Last winter, the mayor of Ithaca, New York, Svante Myrick, proposed to provide a safe and legal space in which people could inject heroin. It may sound like a radical and desperate way to reduce the harms of drug use. But its effectiveness—and cost-effectiveness—is well supported by research.
So begins my latest post on the JAMA Forum. It’s probably got more links to studies than anything I’ve ever posted there. Take a look!