‘Rigged political circus’: NDP, experts pan Alberta report on ‘safe supply’ of drugs
published on June 30, 2022 by Sean Amato in CTV News Edmonton
Alberta will not offer a public “safe supply” of illicit drugs to people addicted to opioids; instead the government will focus on other harm reduction and treatment methods.
That direction became more clear this week after the release of a long-awaited and highly-criticized report from a Select Special Committee tasked with examining the issue.
The report includes eight recommendations and cites research by a team based at Simon Fraser University (SFU), which concluded that there is “no evidence demonstrating benefits” of a “public supply of addictive drugs.”
One of the recommendations suggests that some “safe supply” drugs will end up on the streets instead of being used by the prescribed person…View the full article