Thursday, March 06, 2008

Pipe Dreams

UN agency lashes Canada over crack-pipe programs

[...] "The board calls upon the government of Canada to end programs such as the supply of 'safer crack kits,' including the mouthpiece and screen components of pipes for smoking crack," the control board's report says.

Government-funded safe-injection sites, too, violate the UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs, the board says. [..]

I am no fan of the UN by any means. However, this time I am on their side. So-called "safe injection sites" and "safer crack kits" are far from SAFE or SAFER. Contrary to what the Ontario Health Ministry, the World Health Organization or Jack McCarthy says.
[...] "The evidence shows — and this is evidence that's supported by the World Health Organization — … that you really can prevent the spread of infectious diseases through safe inhalation or safe injection sites," said Laurel Ostfield, a spokesperson for Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman. [...]

Guess none of these fine folks read my post... Safe injection sites my ass! in regards to a study that shows a 250 per cent jump in MRSA from 2000 to 2006 in people who are injecting drugs...
But then seeing this is their JOB, you would think they would KNOW about this little study....

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