Canada’s safe injection center brings drug addicts ‘out of the alleys’
December 17, 2015 | CNN

Vancouver (CNN)“People need to feel comfortable using.” These are the words of Darwin Fisher, manager of InSite, a supervised injection facility in Vancouver, Canada. Here, Fisher manages 13 booths, each one lined with mirrors and bright bulbs resembling those of a dressing room — ...

Editorial: Evan Wood – bringing change to addiction medicine
November 27, 2015 | The Lancet

Evan Wood had not thought much about a career in medicine having studied geography, but an assignment to chart the diffusion of HIV around Vancouver, Canada, got him hooked on clinical epidemiology. Today Wood is Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a leader of addiction m...

Smyth: All BC doctors should be made to use the PharmaNet system due to drug abuse
November 25, 2015 | The Province

Maybe you’ve heard about “doctor-shopping” where drug addicts go from doctor to doctor until they find one or more willing to write prescriptions for them. But I doubt you’ve heard about the guy who got prescriptions from more than 50 doctors for more than 23,000 oxycodone ...

New expert report outlines immediate actions to address BC’s prescription opioid crisis
November 25, 2015 | Money News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A new expert report published today recommends immediate steps to reduce fatal overdoses, addiction and other severe harms related to unsafe prescribing in British Columbia. The province’s four largest private addiction treatm...

Overdoses could be reduced by new database: Report
November 24, 2015 | News 1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There is a way for doctors to find out if their patients are abusing prescription drugs, but only about 30 per cent of them use it according to a report from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The mother of a young man who recently overdosed who wonders if her so...

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