Surveillance cameras, right, are mounted underneath a metal table with chairs bolted to the floor where addicts can inhale heroin fumes in a clinic in Amsterdam. An alarming 47,000 American overdose deaths in 2014 – 60 percent from heroin and related opioid painkillers like fentanyl – have pushed elected leaders in New York, California and other states to consider what was once unthinkable: government-sanctioned sites where users are under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an antidote if necessary.
The Associated Press