Why both sides of Philly’s supervised injection debate say it’s about life and death

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Trish and Bill Kinkle at a recent meeting for supporters of a plan to create a supervised injection site in Philadelphia. (Natalie Piserchio for WHYY)

Trish and Bill Kinkle at a recent meeting for supporters of a plan to create a supervised injection site in Philadelphia. (Natalie Piserchio for WHYY)

A plan to create a supervised injection site in Philadelphia is facing fierce opposition from neighbors in Kensington, ground zero of the city’s opioid epidemic. On this episode of The Why, WHYY reporter Nina Feldman explains why people on both sides of the debate say it’s a matter of life and death, and why advocates for the plan could be changing tactics to try to get the community on board.

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