Drugs

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe Drug Site Challenge Heads to State Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

 

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County Plans for Second Safe Drug Site Now on Hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

 

Mandy Sladky, a registered nurse, answers questions about safe consumption spaces at a public information booth outside of the Capitol Hill light rail station on February 7, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Nurses Push For Progress on Local Safe Consumption Sites

Heathcare workers believe the controversial supervised drug use facilities could save lives.

 

County Council Floats Ballot Alternative to Allow Pilot Supervised Consumption Sites

If passed, the alternative will go on the February ballot opposite a proposal to ban CHELs in King County.

Seattle and Washington Sue Big Pharma for Seeding Opioid Crisis Via Fraud

Bob Ferguson and Pete Holmes want to reclaim more than a decade of drug profits from Purdue, among others.

The Kent City Council Bans Safe Drug Sites, but Allows Room for Reversal

Unlike other King County cities that have passed similar ordinances, the Kent vote was neither unanimous nor permanent.

With an Eye on Seattle, Medical Associations Get Behind Safe Drug Sites

They’re not even built yet, and our pilot safe drug sites are already having national repercussions.

Dan Satterberg Takes a Stand Against Jeff Sessions’ War on Drugs

The county prosecutor joined 30 of his peers in signing a letter opposing the Attorney General’s recent order.

County Prosecutor Ready to Defend Safe Drug Sites In Court

Dan Satterberg says his goal is to “get out of the way” of public health professionals.