Svante Myrick wants Ithaca to be New York’s fifth pilot site for supervised injection facilities

With talk of creating four pilot supervised injection facilities in New York City, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to approve Ithaca to be the fifth pilot site.

“Here in Tompkins County and Ithaca, the need to stem the tide of preventable overdose deaths is urgent,” Myrick wrote to Cuomo in a letter.

Supervised injection facilities, or safe consumption sites, are spaces where people can use drugs under the supervision of medical professionals.

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