The National Institutes of Health is launching a four-year study of users of the two overdose prevention centers in New York and an upcoming one in Rhode Island. The evidence for these centers’ benefits is already strong, but this study can make it bulletproof.

Whatever political preferences people might have, at the very least we should be able to have some agreement on the importance and validity of the scientific method (though the COVID pandemic has conclusively proven that even that’s now seen as suspect in the eyes of a worryingly large swath of the population).

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