B.C.’s functional and psychedelic mushroom industry is having a shroom boom
December 14, 2021 | BCBusiness

Craig and Brandi Garden, co-founders of Surrey-based Eversio Wellness, are big believers in functional mushrooms He may have the right name for the job, but it took Craig Garden some time to find his passion. The Surrey native spent years as a project manager for various consulting firms before he ...

Government Policies Blamed as Toxic Drug Deaths Soar
December 10, 2021 | Toronto Star

Five years after B.C. declared a public health emergency, toxic drugs are killing more people than ever before. The BC Coroners Service reported today that 201 people died in October, the most ever recorded in a single month. This brought 2021’s total number of deaths to 1,782. Last year had previ...

Opinion: Get politics out of public health
December 09, 2021 | Vancouver Is Awesome

This week the BC Coroners Service shared the latest overdose death count: 201 people died in October from illicit drug poisonings. That’s the highest number of fatalities in a single month during what has already been the single worst year of what is now the fifth year of the worst drug crisis in ...

B.C. sets record for suspected illicit-drug overdose deaths in October
December 09, 2021 | Georgia Straight

The number of illicit-drug overdose deaths continues to climb in B.C. Today (December 9), the B.C. Coroners Service revealed that there were 201 suspected fatalities from tainted street drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, MDMA, methamphetamine, illicit fentanyl, et cetera. That’s the highest total...

Teens, Young Adults Are Less Likely to Receive Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
December 08, 2021 | Clinical Advisor

Adolescents and young adults are less likely to be prescribed medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) compared with older adults, with access barriers linked to Black race, Hispanic and Latino ethnicity, living in the South, and involvement in the criminal justice system, according to findings re...
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