‘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…

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