Methadone for IV drug addiction reduces HIV infections
August 10, 2015 | Medical Research Interviews and News

Dr. Keith Ahamad, a clinician scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and a Family Doctor trained and certified in Addiction Medicine. He is Division Lead for Addiction Medicine in the department of Family and Community Medicine at Providence Health Care, and is also an addiction physi...

Increasing methadone accessibility cuts HIV transmission: Study
August 10, 2015 | CTV News

VANCOUVER – A new study in Vancouver has found that increasing access to methadone for treatment of opioid addiction through primary-care doctors and pharmacies significantly decreases the spread of HIV. The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet HIV, found injection drug users who...

Improved accessibility to methadone treatment reduces HIV spread
August 10, 2015 | Vaccine News Daily

A recent study conducted by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS shows that there has been improved access to methadone treatments from primary care, which has caused a decline in the spread of HIV. “Those individuals in the study who were not prescribed methadone were almost...

What you need to know about fentanyl
August 07, 2015 | Global News

There’s been a recent spike in fatal overdoses involving Fentanyl. UBC’s M-J Milloy explains what people should know about the potent painkiller. Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video.....

‘Wake up the doctors’ and teach them addictions
July 29, 2015 | Canadian Healthcare Network

“Wake up the doctors and educate the people,” Dr. Ernest Bishop, a clinical professor of medicine at New York Polyclinic Medical School, wrote in the American Journal of Public Health. “Medical, legislative and popular ideas are all in error.” The article was titled “Na...

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