Report suggests B.C.’s safe-injection site a failure

A new, highly critical, paper has been published about the safe injection center (INSITE) in Vancouver. The author has a clear bias against harm reduction and for treatment and primary prevention. His approach in the paper is to pick apart the pro-INSITE bias in research and media coverage.

In my opinion, he’s pretty effective. One gripe I have about it is that both sides assume a posture of besieged minority. Both sides have some points and my biases lean in one direction, but it’s really pretty tiresome. Here’s a news article about the paper. Here’s the paper itself.