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France opens its first supervised injection center for drug users

France inaugurated its first supervised injection facility for drug users on Tuesday, setting aside years of acrimonious debate over the merits of a strategy that has slowly gained traction since the Swiss embraced it three decades ago. France’s Socialist government pushed legislation...
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