Study looks to help reduce overdoses
November 19, 2015 | 24 Hours

A new study out of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS suggests it’s actually safer to inject prescription opioid drugs often obtained illegally by users than the more commonly used heroin. With prescription drugs, said Dr. Thomas Kerr, it’s much easier for users to inject consisten...

St. Paul’s Hospital’s unique addiction fellowship program
November 19, 2015 | Providence Health Care News

When it comes to innovative health research and care, St. Paul’s continues to be at the forefront of Vancouver’s mind. The St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship and the Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship are just another example of St. Paul’s p...

Community-wide HIV interventions improve care among illicit drug users
November 12, 2015 | Healio

A community wide intervention program targeting illicit drug users with HIV appeared to have several long-term benefits, including increased viral suppression and reduced HIV drug resistance, according to a recently published study. “Given high levels of preventable HIV/AIDS-related morbidity ...

Vancouver Coastal Health sets new guidelines for treatment of opioid addiction
November 03, 2015 | The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Coastal Health has established a first-of-its-kind guideline in the treatment of opioid addiction, including that doctors use a safer drug than methadone as a first line treatment. The health authority says the nine recommendations in the guideline are aimed at improving physicians’ ...

Treatment of opioid addiction to change drastically in BC
November 03, 2015 |

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