STAT News  |  April 28, 2023

For drug policy veterans, the move is just the latest example of politics interfering with efforts to address the country’s long-running addiction crisis. Many politicians are wary of the controversy that accompanies supervised consumption, and the Pennsylvania law may represent an attempt to avoid a ballot-box liability in 2024, said Regina LaBelle, a former Biden administration drug policy official and the director of the O’Neil Institute’s Addiction and Public Policy Initiative.

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