Ithaca’s Unconventional Approach To Curb Heroin Overdoses

March 08, 2016 at 6:30 pm

A controversial drug initiative in Ithaca, N.Y. would allow drug users to inject heroin while under the supervision of a nurse without arrest. Mayor Svante Myrick joins us to explain the plan and why it is gaining so much support.

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