Borders and barriers in harm reduction
April 26, 2022 | University of Victoria News

Drug-checking programs can track the flow of fentanyl across North America—and shine a light on new substances that could make the drug-poisoning crisis more deadly. Mexico and Canada may be physically separated by thousands of kilometres, but people like Jaime Arredondo Sanchez Lira are working t...

Fentanyl-laced cocaine appears in B.C. amid calls for safe supply
April 21, 2022 | DATAC

In recent weeks, Substance UVic, a drug testing lab based in Victoria, B.C. has issued a public warning on social media after dangerous and potentially fatal levels of fentanyl were detected in multiple samples of cocaine. The lab is a part of a research project carried out by University of Victoria...

4/20: Cannabis could be safe alternative to toxic drug supply, so why is access being cut off?
April 20, 2022 | Georgia Straight

As British Columbia struggles to implement and scale-up safer supply programs to blunt the unprecedented overdose crisis, why is provincial law enforcement shutting down community-level groups providing a safer supply of cannabis to people at greatest risk of overdose? At the beginning of March,...

On Wednesday, many students wore pink. But advocates say LGBTQ youth need support all year
April 17, 2022 | CBC News

The mood inside Bowmore Road Junior and Senior Public School was electric this week, as a sea of rose- and fuchsia-clad students, teachers, parents and administrators marked this year’s International Day of Pink with the school’s first in-person assembly since COVID-19 hit. Many hours we...

Vancouver Safe Supply Program Begins Prescribing Take-Home Fentanyl
April 13, 2022 | Filter

Despite efforts to make medical safe supply programs in Canada as low-barrier as possible, they still require most participants to make daily trips into the clinic or a pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions, and consume them under supervision. Now, Vancouver’s PHS Community Services Society has ...
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