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Heroin Safe Zone #1097427

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 03, 2016
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(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(Vancouver: Gadi Schwartz) The approach to the heroin epidemic of allowing a "safe zone" for heroin use under medical supervision examined; scenes shown from the center in Vancouver, Canada; details given of the consideration of such programs in US cities. [Addict Jody IVERSON - comments on her situation.] [Wanting a similar program, Ithaca Mayor Savante MYRICK‡- cites his father's drug use.] [Seattle talk show host Jason RAND - opposes the heroin program.] CDC heroin use statistics cited. [Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services Bill RUSEN†- wants detox centers.]

Snow, Kate;
Schwartz, Gadi

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