A primer on Vancouver’s safe-injection sites
March 14, 2016 | Metro News

VANCOUVER – A look at Vancouver’s safe-injection sites as Toronto considers the health benefits of integrating supervised injection into existing harm-reduction programs. What exists right now? There are two supervised injection sites in Vancouver. Insite became North America’s fir...

HIV/AIDS lecture series concludes with focus on harm reduction
March 12, 2016 | McGill Daily

On March 10 McGill University hosted the final event of Concordia University’s Community Lecture Series, “Ending HIV/AIDS.” The main speaker was M-J Milloy, an infectious disease epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of British Columbia and Principal Investigat...

The quiet rise of crystal meth
March 04, 2016 | The Globe and Mail

Fentanyl and oxycodone may be getting the headlines, but the use of cheap and available speed is soaring, writes Andrea Woo Dean Foggin sits on the edge of his single bed, winter sunlight streaming through the window onto the white walls, his white robe, white slippers. It is his fifth time checking...

Ending HIV: A missing piece in the health-care debate
March 04, 2016 | Truthout

For the Republican presidential candidates, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a sort of collective punching bag. Every single candidate wants a repeal of the health-care law, which was a stinging victory for President Obama and the Democrats. Donald Trump would replace it with something vague a...

100 times stronger than fentanyl: New peril looms for BC drug users in painkiller W-18
March 03, 2016 | The Province

Painkiller W-18, seized by police in Calgary, can be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl – and it’s expected to arrive here Drug experts fear BC won’t be ready to deal with the devastating impact of the powerful painkiller W-18 when it inevitably hits the streets here. Already, h...

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