Crackdown leads to violence
March 23, 2010 | The Sault Star

Canada’s march to declare war on drugs flies in the face of a mounting body of research showing police crackdowns can actually boost drug-related violence, according to a new study. A report from the Urban Health Research Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS reviewed 15 inter...

Most improved (drug policy) player: The USA
March 18, 2010 | The Huffington Post

One of the thematic threads holding together the 53rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (the CND is the UN’s global drug policy body) was the “debate” on “demand reduction.” The latter term refers to how countries go about reducing domestic illicit drug demand...

HIV/AIDS researcher lauded for leadership on harm reduction and work on HIV, public health, and addiction
March 12, 2010 | UBC Public Affairs

BMJ Group, publisher of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), has recognized UBC Clinical Assoc. Prof. Evan Wood with its first annual Junior Doctor of the Year honour. Wood, a lead researcher at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), was selected from more than 100 nominations from Britain...

Injection site ruling benefits all Canadians
January 31, 2010 | The Calgary Herald

By Evan Wood The recent BC Court of Appeal decision that has allowed Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injecting facility for illicit drug users, to remain open is significant to all Canadians concerned about the harm drugs cause in our society. Despite what Herald columnist Susan Martinuk wrote ...

Tories hold science in contempt
January 30, 2010 | London Free Press

By Evan Wood The recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that has allowed Vancouver’s supervised injecting facility for illicit drug users, known as Insite, to remain open is a victory for the scientific research, the people who use this health-care facility and all Canadians who are ...

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