Safe injection site proven to save lives

April 18, 2011

A study produced by B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and St. Paul’s Hospital and published by the medical journal The Lancet, has shown that Vancouver’s safe injection site, Insite, has contributed to a 35% reduction in overdose deaths in the area near the site, compared with a 9% drop elsewhere in the city. The study looked at fatal overdoses during the 2 year period after the site opened. Despite the incredible success of Insite the Harper Government is trying to shut the site down. Read story in the Globe and Mail. 

Click here to read the study.