Opioid treatment to be overhauled by Vancouver Coastal Health
November 03, 2015 | CBC News

Vancouver Coastal Health rolled out a new approach to opioid addiction today in the face of challenges with the methadone system, and the growing problem of fentanyl and other illict drug overdoses. Dr. Evan Wood, the medical director of community addiction services for Vancouver Coastal Health, Ste...

Health authority believes new guidelines revolutionize addiction treatment
November 03, 2015 | News1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver Coastal Health says it is developing a first-of-its-kind guideline as the health authority takes the lead in fighting opioid addictions. The guideline is aimed at improving physicians’ knowledge of the many new treatments available for addiction to paink...

Marijuana advocates point to Liberal hints of what legalization might look like under Justin Trudeau
October 21, 2015 | The Georgia Straight

The unofficial leader of Canada’s marijuana-reform movement had a succinct reaction to the Liberal’s October 19 victory over the tough-on-crime Conservatives. “Holy smokes,” Jodie Emery said in a telephone interview. “We were all joking about how activists are out of ...

Knowledge brokers funded to support research uptake
October 21, 2015 | Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Two research teams pursuing innovative health solutions will be supported to implement knowledge translation strategies through MSFHR’s 2015 Supplemental Knowledge Broker Funding Competition. The competition, held in partnership with the Wall Solutions Initiative (WSI), will fund the hiring of...

Canadian marijuana firms’ stocks surge after Liberal Party win
October 21, 2015 | Telesur

Justin Trudeau promised to legalize and regulate marijuana during his electoral campaign. When? It is yet to be defined. Canadian medical marijuana producers’ stocks surged Tuesday after Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party historic victory, which increases hopes that the new prime minister wi...

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