Tories: London’s supervised drug-use site can continue operating
August 10, 2018 | The London Free Press

On the campaign trail, Doug Ford said he was “dead against” the kind of supervised drug-use sites that London and other Ontario cities are turning to amid a deadly opioid drug crisis sweeping their streets. Thursday, with time running out to keep London’s temporary drug overdose-prevention sit...

People with HIV receiving methadone and HIV drugs spend less time with detectable viral load
August 10, 2018 | aidsmap

People on methadone maintenance treatment spent less time with a detectable viral load above 1500 copies/ml, potentially reducing the risk of HIV transmission, a study presented at last month’s 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) has found. Methadone is an opioid substitution treatment ...

Why stop at weed? Kamloops doctor wants to see more drugs made legal
August 09, 2018 | Kamloops This Week

A Kamloops emergency room doctor predicts after the legalization of marijuana, the government will move on to magic mushrooms — and he’s in favour of it. There is a push in Ontario to start a legal Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge to see it happen in Canada....

New drug testing at festival
August 09, 2018 | Castanet

Thousands of people across the province and beyond are making their way to the small community of Salmo this week, for the 21st Shambhala Music Festival. And for the 16th year, a small non-profit organization will be on site testing attendee’s illicit drugs. Shambhala started as a small gather...

ASK expands drug testing
August 07, 2018 | Kamloops This Week

ASK Wellness Centre plans to start expanding its drug-testing program this year. The agency has one of five Fourier transform infrared spectrometers (FTIR), machines that can identify substances in drugs, “and we need to promote this service,” executive director Bob Hughes said....

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