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RNs begin prescribing addiction treatment medications, a Canadian first
February 8, 2021Read more
The first cohort of registered nurses (RNs) is on track to begin prescribing medications for treatment of opioid use disorder, as part of B.C.’s leading-edge
First-of-its-kind national guideline to support people with alcohol use disorder
January 29, 2021Read more
New national resources to give clinicians the tools they need to better prevent, treat, and reduce harms from alcohol use disorder in Canada will soon
Professorship to advance addiction medicine in BC announced in honour of Philip Owen’s legacy
January 15, 2021Read more
Closing the evidence-to-practice gap to strengthen the addiction treatment system in BC so patients can get the care they need will be the focus of
Cannabis could reduce fentanyl use, reduce overdose risk: study
December 17, 2020Read more
New research suggests that cannabis use by people in care for opioid addiction might improve their treatment outcomes and reduce their risk of being exposed
BCCSU statement on plan to decriminalize simple possession of drugs in Vancouver
November 18, 2020Read more
The BC Centre on Substance Us strongly supports the motion before City Council to apply for a section 56 exemption to the Controlled Drugs and
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