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Risks of contaminated Vancouver drug supply heightened during pandemic: Study
May 11, 2022Read more
Originally published by Simon Fraser University More than a third of people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada reported a decline in the quality of
Lower vaccination rates among people who use drugs could lead to serious outcomes from COVID-19
April 6, 2022Read more
As many jurisdictions in Canada begin to ease public health measures intended to limit serious cases and fatalities caused by COVID-19, new research from the
Fear of child separation, violence increases overdose risk despite scaling up of harm reduction services: study
March 30, 2022Read more
Canada’s child welfare system, in combination with policies that criminalize people who use drugs, are increasing risk of overdose and other harms for mothers, according
New research shows access to a safer supply in BC helped reduce overdose risk
March 9, 2022Read more
The increasingly toxic and unpredictable drug supply during COVID-19 led many people to seek prescription alternatives, referred to as prescribed safe supply, in order to
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
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