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To counter San Francisco’s high rate of overdose, Mayor London Breed said Tuesday she hopes to open a center in the spring where people can access the drugs under the supervision of medical professionals—though federal law Sites of drug use are illegal under

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Byrd introduced legislation Tuesday to San Francisco’s board of supervisors, which organizes a $6.3 million program to acquire a building near the city’s Tenderloin district, which can be used for other mental health and drug treatment services. if the city chooses not to comply with the proposed venue, San Francisco Chronicle reports,

san francisco office chief medical examiner It says 299 people died of an accidental drug overdose in the city between January 1 and May 31, after 712 deaths in 2020.

In 2019, San Francisco had California’s third largest overdose death rate With 40 deaths per 100,000 residents, leaving behind the smaller counties of Lake and Mendocino.

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