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Ireland is to install supervised injecting rooms

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i406 (Published 22 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i406
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. 1Galway

Drug users in Ireland will be able to use supervised injecting rooms later this year, starting in Dublin, followed afterwards by other major cities, the Irish government has said.

Announcing the decision in a speech to the London School of Economics before Christmas, the minister in charge of national drug policy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, said that he did not see injecting rooms as “free for all” facilities for …

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