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A drug user prepares to inject himself with heroin inside VANDU's supervised injection room in Vancouver, Canada. Similar sites to the ones implemented in New York have proven successful in Canada. Rafal Gerszak for NPR hide caption

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New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs

Mayor Bill de Blasio says these overdose prevention centers will "protect the most vulnerable people" in New York City. Similar efforts in other U.S. cities face legal challenges.

Jason Dean received six stitches and a tetanus shot after he cut his knee in May. In August, his wife, DeeAnn, feared going to the same emergency room where he was treated, delaying her diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Blake Farmer/WPLN News hide caption

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The ER charged him $6,589.77 for 6 stitches, a cost that led his wife to avoid the ER

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the start of trading on Monday following Friday's steep decline in global stocks over fears of the new omicron coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Stocks dive over the potential economic fallout from the omicron variant

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Stocks dive over the potential economic fallout from the omicron variant

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A drug user prepares to inject himself with heroin inside VANDU's supervised injection room in Vancouver, Canada. Similar sites to the ones implemented in New York have proven successful in Canada. Rafal Gerszak for NPR hide caption

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New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs

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Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the U.S. Capitol in February. Meadows has agreed to provide documents and appear for a deposition before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will appear before the Jan. 6 panel

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Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug to treat mild to moderate COVID-19, is under consideration by the FDA for possible authorization. Merck hide caption

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New antiviral drugs are coming for COVID. Here's what you need to know

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