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Harm reduction groups are trying to prevent bad trips and medical emergencies – but will the law let them?

To reduce the potential harms of hyperthermia, Bazos says, on-site doctors administer cooling techniques found in hospital settings, which reduces the use of ambulances – a cost-saving and face-saving technique, given that, as he notes, local towns are unlikely to want their ERs overrun with festival-goers. “A lot of festivals are in rural locations and hospitals aren’t equipped by high volume,” he says. “Quicker care on site is much better for many conditions.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/meet-the-people-who-want-to-make-it-safer-to-take-drugs-at-festivals-20150807#ixzz3qeTkavsj

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