Tough on crime’ drug laws
April 06, 2010 | The Vancouver Sun

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS must be congratulated for its important study demonstrating that Canada’s overemphasis on drug-law enforcement will not reduce drug supply or drug-related violence. Columnist Peter McKnight is right to point out that many governments have an illogical a...

Methadone is key to effective drug treatment
April 05, 2010 | The Scotsman

As a group of experts in the treatment of opiate-dependent people, we write to express our dismay about the continuing misrepresentation in the media of the evidence on the effectiveness of methadone treatment. The purpose of this treatment for the distressing condition of opiate dependency is perha...

Junior doctor of the year
April 01, 2010 | UBC Public Affairs

Evan Wood has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, supervised 37 graduate students and sits on editorial boards of eight scientific journals. His groundbreaking research has resulted in major revisions in HIV treatment guidelines, demonstrated the benefits of supervised injection facilities,...

Vancouver doctor wins prestigious award
March 31, 2010 | Westender

Despite the federal government’s continued opposition to Insite, the Downtown Eastside facility that offers a medically supervised injection environment for drug users, one of its founding principal investigators has received a top honour from the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) for ...

Canadians ‘ahead of politicians’ on marijuana laws
March 26, 2010 | The Province

Canadians are ahead of their federal politicians on the issue of liberalizing marijuana laws, according to two high-profile lawmakers from BC With Californians heading to the polls in November to decide whether possession of a small amount of marijuana should be legal, a similar law in Canada is not...
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