Supervised injection site gets lukewarm review

Kondro, Wayne
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1412
Academic Journal
The article reports on the issuance of a final report of a government commissioned study by Canada Health Minister Tony Clement to determine whether Insite safe injection site help lower drug use or yield health benefits. The Expert Advisory Committee on Supervised Injection Site Research revealed that the site shows a positive cost benefit ratio. However, the advisory committee noted the flaws in the mathematical model used to derive the ratio because it used unsubstantiated estimates of the frequency of needle sharing between HIV positive and negative injection drug users.


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