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Paris 'shooting' gallery a success, but opposition remains

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A photo taken on April 29, 2013 in Paris shows a kit containing materials to inject drugs distributed by the Gaia association.
A photo taken on April 29, 2013 in Paris shows a kit containing materials to inject drugs distributed by the Gaia association. LIONEL BONAVENTURE LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

France opened its first shooting gallery in a Paris hospital in October last year. It’s a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision.  

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Backed by the health ministry and Paris city hall, it's seen as a pragmatic public health measure and Gaia, the asociation in charge of the centre, says it's proving a success.

 

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