The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, said he cannot support on-site opioid injection facilities. That comes ahead of a hearing Tuesday on Governor Charlie Baker's opioid bill.
Sarno said in an interview he supports "wraparound services," a treatment approach that focuses on underlying problems like unemployment and homelessness. The position marks a change from past years, when Sarno opposed needle exchange programs.
However, Sarno said, the idea of opening facilities in which addicts can inject opioids under medical supervision is still unacceptable to him.