B.C. drug testing case pits transit safety against right to smoke pot after hours
November 06, 2019 | CBC News - BC

Metro Vancouver’s transit authority has been ordered to stop random drug screening of a SkyTrain attendant who tested positive for cannabis during a routine medical examination. An arbitrator issued the interim ruling pending a final decision on a battle between the Canadian Union of Publi...

Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD: New study
November 05, 2019 | The Conversation

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition linked to surviving or witnessing a traumatic life event, will affect around one in 10 Canadians at some point in their lives. PTSD can cause agitation, flashbacks, impaired concentration and memory, insomnia and nightmares and these...

Alive but not the same: B.C. woman survives overdose but left with brain damage
November 02, 2019 | CBC News - BC

It was around 10:30 p.m. and Liana Wright was settling into bed in her Pitt Meadows, B.C. home when her two dogs began frantically barking downstairs. She asked her husband to investigate. Minutes later, he started screaming her name and when she reached him, Liana saw her adult daughter, Amanda W...

B.C. quietly allowing some methadone patients to revert to previous treatment amid relapses, overdoses
November 01, 2019 | Globe and Mail

British Columbia is quietly allowing some methadone users to switch back to an old formulation of the treatment five years after a new version it had adopted led to relapses and overdoses for some patients. The province switched to the new formulation, called Methadose, in February, 2014, saying it ...

Brain injuries are Vancouver’s overdose crisis’s dark and hidden legacy
October 30, 2019 | CBC Radio - The Early Edition

Story producer Jodie Martinson speaks with St. Vincent’s Langara’s manager of neuropsychiatry Malcolm Jenkins followed by Stephen Quinn’s conversation with a Clinical Researcher with the BC Centre on Substance Use Dr. Keith Ahamad....

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