BC braces for arrival of powerful painkiller W-18
March 02, 2016 | The Star Phoenix

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 province’s streets. Already, health officials and first responders are scrambling in response to a surge in overdoses from the potent, synthetic opiate fent...

CFAX 1070: Interview with Dr. M-J Milloy on cannabis
February 24, 2016 | CFAX 1070


Thunder Bay ‘very interesting’ location for proposed safe injection site, says researcher
February 19, 2016 | CBC News

University of British Columbia medical professor Dr. Thomas Kerr is leading feasibility study in Thunder Bay The city of Thunder Bay faces unique challenges as it works towards creating a supervised injection site, says one of the lead researchers examining the feasibility of the project. Dr. Thomas...

Doctor wonders why access to Suboxone is still restricted
February 19, 2016 | News 1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s been a few months since doctors have been allowed to directly prescribe a new medication to treat opioid addiction, but there are still some hiccups. Suboxone is safer than methadone and is worthless on the street. The drug also allows people with addictions ...

Street drug 10,000 times stronger than morphine arrives in Canada
February 18, 2016 | City News

Move over fentanyl, there’s a new drug on the street – and it’s an estimated 10,000 times stronger than morphine. The drug is called W-18, and CBC News reports that the first seizure of the drug occurred last month in Calgary, prompting the city’s police to put out a warning....

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