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....

CFAX 1070: Interview with Dr. Keith Ahamad on addiction treatment
February 18, 2016 | CFAX 1070


W-18: Deadly street drug 100 times stronger than fentanyl
February 17, 2016 | CBC News

‘It’s not in a drug dealer’s interest to be killing everyone who is buying these drugs’ On the heels of hundreds of overdose deaths related to fentanyl, authorities are now warning the public about a new and extremely lethal drug that’s hit the streets in Western Canada...

National study to treat prescription opioid dependence launches
February 17, 2016 | Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

A national study that will tackle the growing issue of prescription drug abuse was announced today. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is one of four sites across Canada.ë CAMH’s Dr. Bernard Le Foll is leading the clinical trial that will compare and evaluate two treatments for...

UBC helping with national study of opioid addiction treatment
February 16, 2016 | UBC News

Researchers at UBC and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS will lead one of four sites chosen by the federal government for a study comparing opioid addiction treatments. The $4.4 million effort will evaluate two treatments for prescription opioid dependence: methadone, which is the current sta...
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