Over the weekend, the Massachusetts Medical Society approved a recommendation to establish two clinics in the state where opioid users can go to inject themselves with drugs. The clinics - overseen by nurses - would be free and accessible to anyone wanting to use them.
Dr. Dennis DeMetri is the chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society's opioid task force. He spoke with WGBH News' All Things Considered host Barbara Howard about the Society's recommendation and how such clinics can reduce fatal overdoses.