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September 6, 2006

Canadian Injection Site Will Not Close

September 6, 2006—Canadian Health Minister Tony Clement granted a last-minute extension yesterday to Vancouver’s safe injection site, allowing it to remain open until December 2007 instead of shuttering next week. The site, the only place in North America where injection drug users shoot up in the presence of medical professionals, relies on an exemption from federal anti-drug laws.


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