Bill Filed in State House to Create Safe Opioid Injection Sites

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland State lawmakers will once consider a proposal to create safe drug consumption sites for opioid users, something no other U.S. state has.           

The Daily Record of Baltimore reports the pilot program would authorize safe injection sites where people could use opioids near trained staffers who help if there’s an overdose.           

There were 1,648 opioid-related deaths in Maryland through the first nine months of 2018, an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2017.           

Sen. Brian Feldman introduced the legislation last year and again last week before the Senate Finance Committee. Last year, the committee passed the bill, then reconsidered and rejected it.           

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3 thoughts on “Bill Filed in State House to Create Safe Opioid Injection Sites

  • February 21, 2019 at 1:15 am
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    Only in Maryland. I see trouble. WOW

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  • February 24, 2019 at 5:14 am
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    Really let’s make a lane on the roads for drunk driver’s. So it’s ok thank brake the law in Maryland. Here’s a thought let’s trow them in jail when they buy or use drugs instead of promoting it.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    Here’s a thought. Let’s provide these people with rehabilitation services, instead of promoting the use of drugs!

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