Insite gets six month extension.
"This extension will allow research on how supervised injection sites affect prevention, treatment and crime to be continued for another six months, Clement said.
Insite enables illicit drug users to inject themselves in a clean environment with clean equipment. Health professionals are on site to help in cases of overdose and to advise on drug treatment programs.
The clinic has the backing of provincial and local public health authorities, and the provincial government. However, it does not have the approval of the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs, who have actively campaigned against Insite and any plans to carry the program over to other jurisdictions.
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|Date:||Oct 15, 2007|
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