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Access to safer supply prescribing rapidly increased during COVID-19: Study
June 16, 2022Read more
The number of programs and prescribers offering safer supply to reduce risk of overdose increased dramatically during COVID-19, according to a study looking at services
Take-home fentanyl test strips prove useful as low-barrier drug checking approach
June 8, 2022Read more
A research study conducted by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Interior Health (IH) and
Risks of contaminated Vancouver drug supply heightened during pandemic: Study
May 11, 2022Read more
More than a third of people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada reported a decline in the quality of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according
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
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