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Overdose prevention sites provide wide range of health benefits: new research
December 2, 2021Read more
The scaling-up of overdose prevention sites (OPS) in Vancouver beginning in December 2016 was associated with a range of health benefits, including an increase in
Researchers to investigate vaccine uptake, efficacy and side effects in vulnerable urban populations
July 14, 2021Read more
Urban centres across Canada are home to many vulnerable populations who are more at risk of acquiring SARS-CoV-2 and developing serious complications from COVID-19. The
Shoppers Drug Mart steps up with UBC, BCCSU to improve addiction treatment and care
June 10, 2021Read more
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc (“Shoppers Drug Mart”) is stepping up to improve addiction treatment and care for all Canadians by supporting pharmacist training and education
BC Centre on Substance Use statement on City of Vancouver decriminalization submission
May 11, 2021Read more
The BC Centre on Substance Use has signed onto an open letter in response to the City of Vancouver’s proposed submission to Health Canada on
Cheyenne Johnson appointed Executive Director at BC Centre on Substance Use
April 19, 2021Read more
Cheyenne Johnson has been appointed Executive Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Ms. Johnson was selected following a recruitment process led by
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