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Medical leaders call for pilot scheme of overdose prevention centres

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 20 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1514
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

Leading medical, academic, and third sector organisations have called on the government to amend drugs regulations to make it easier to organise pilots of overdose prevention centres.

Overdose prevention centres, sometimes known as drug consumption rooms, are healthcare facilities where people can safely consume their own drugs. The centres are supervised by trained staff who can intervene in the event of an overdose. They are provided in at least 13 …

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