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MA newspaper endorses idea of supervised injection facility study

Posted in opioids on August 14th, 2017 by MMS Communications – Comments Off on MA newspaper endorses idea of supervised injection facility study

The Lowell Sun, a newspaper based in a geography that has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, has published an editorial in which it encourages the idea of studying the effectiveness of a supervised injection facility locally.

“Certainly, those on both sides of this issue make strong arguments. However, the grave consequences of continually fighting a losing battle in the war on drugs demands that we must seriously explore every reasonable alternative,” the editorial read.

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/opinion/ci_31206074/editorial-opioid-injection-facilities-worthy-careful-study#ixzz4pk6Lcs8l

The Massachusetts Medical Society is in favor of such sites and earlier this summer testified in front of the Boston City Council on the subject. You can read that testimony by MMS President Henry L. Dorkin, MD, FAAP  here.

Lowell-area officials weigh in on concept of supervised injection facility to combat opioid epidemic

Posted in opioids on August 8th, 2017 by MMS Communications – Comments Off on Lowell-area officials weigh in on concept of supervised injection facility to combat opioid epidemic

The Greater-Lowell area, like so many areas across the state and the country, is facing a serious opioid crisis.  Lowell Sun reporter Rick Sobey spoke with  Henry L. Dorkin, MD, FAAP, President of the Massachusetts Medical Society and officials from the area about the concept of a supervised injection facility in or around Lowell.

Click here to read the piece.