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The Importance of Federal Action Supporting Overdose-Prevention Centers

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  • Aneeqah H. Naeem, B.A.,
  • Corey S. Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H.,
  • and Elizabeth A. Samuels, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.

There is mounting interest among state and local officials in the United States in opening overdose-prevention centers, but there remains one fundamental barrier: the interpretation and enforcement of federal law.

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Author Affiliations

From Warren Alpert Medical School (A.H.N.) and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School (E.A.S.), Brown University, Providence, RI; the Network for Public Health Law, Los Angeles (C.S.D.); and the Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York (C.S.D.).

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