Last year, a new NC law made it possible for anyone in the state to go into a pharmacy and get the naloxone drug anonymously and without a personal prescription to have on hand in case of an overdose. The state also is allowing needle exchange programs. But the idea of supervised injection sites, which are allowed in Europe, Canada and Australia, is not widely known in North Carolina, and public health officials say they would have a hard time being accepted here.
Last year, a new NC law made it possible for anyone in the state to go into a pharmacy and get the naloxone drug anonymously and without a personal prescription to have on hand in case of an overdose. The state also is allowing needle exchange programs. But the idea of supervised injection sites, which are allowed in Europe, Canada and Australia, is not widely known in North Carolina, and public health officials say they would have a hard time being accepted here. Cathy Bussewitz AP
Last year, a new NC law made it possible for anyone in the state to go into a pharmacy and get the naloxone drug anonymously and without a personal prescription to have on hand in case of an overdose. The state also is allowing needle exchange programs. But the idea of supervised injection sites, which are allowed in Europe, Canada and Australia, is not widely known in North Carolina, and public health officials say they would have a hard time being accepted here. Cathy Bussewitz AP

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