Graphic guide to injecting heroin causes controversy in New York
New York City's health department has come under fire after it published a step-by-step guide to injecting heroin. Reports say it cost the city $35,000 to release the graphic 16-page pamphlet.
Issued with the best intentions – aimed at keeping drug addicts as healthy as possible in their precarious situation – it drew heavy criticism instead.
The US Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration even dubbed it a “step-by-step instruction on how to inject a poison.”