The top news stories in medicine today.
Providence, Rhode Island, City Council has approved that state’s first safe injection site where people can use illegal drugs and be revived in case of overdose. It would be one of the first in the nation. Supporters say such centers will prevent deaths, while opponents say the centers will encourage drug use, according to the Associated Press.
The 2024 election season will heat up with the presidential election, but that’s not the only issue for voters to consider this year. KFF reports constitutional amendments regarding abortion could be on the ballot this year in 13 states.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has resumed its Tips From Former Smokers information campaign. It features “real people from many different backgrounds impacted by serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure.” Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 a year, according to CDC, and CNN reports the latest campaign also targets menthol cigarettes.