Meth: Why Kamloops addiction specialists are worried about this ‘side’ drug
August 05, 2019 | Kamloops Matters

Opiates have been front and centre in British Columbia for the past few years — with good reason — but they’re hardly the only illicit substance causing havoc on Kamloops streets. “Part of the outcome of the opioid crisis is the legitimate response, I mean all hands are on dec...

UBC researchers help find solutions to the overdose crisis
July 30, 2019 | UBC Faculty of Medicine News

M-J Milloy sees firsthand the impact of the overdose crisis in British Columbia. As Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a research scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), Milloy works directly with people who use drugs. He and his ...

Provide regulated opioids to stem fentanyl overdose crisis, says top medical officer
July 29, 2019 | Vancouver Sun

B.C. medical experts say a regulated legal drug supply is key to reducing an epidemic of overdose deaths. A report released on Friday by Vancouver Coastal Health makes 21 recommendations to reduce fatalities, including expanding prevention and treatment programs and distributing legal opioids on a t...

Rod Knight: Much work remains in fight against social and health inequities of LGBTQ2S people, especially youth
July 25, 2019 | Georgia Straight

With another Pride upon us, we have many reasons to celebrate: over the decades, we have decriminalized homosexuality, amended the Canadian Human Rights Act to include sexual orientation, and seen same-sex marriage officially recognized by the state. Advances in human rights for LGBTQ2S people in Ca...

Deleted tweet about big pharma by associate minister for addictions ‘laughably absurd,’ says scientist
July 17, 2019 | CBC News - Calgary

A now-deleted tweet by Jason Luan wondering if the research supporting supervised consumption sites was funded by big pharma, has some questioning his qualifications as Alberta’s associate minister for mental health and addictions. The tweet read, in part, “How much of the so called &#...

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