Landmark study: Overdose deaths down 35 percent after the opening of Insite
April 17, 2011

Scientific evidence demands that federal Conservatives drop their opposition to Vancouver’s supervised injection site Vancouver, British Columbia (April 18, 2011) – Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside declined dramatically after the establishment of Insite, North America’s first supervised injection...

The evidence is clear: Bill S-10 will result in expensive, ineffective sentencing
February 7, 2011

Health, research and academic leaders oppose proposed law’s mandatory minimum prison terms, which do not reduce violence or drug use or improve public health and safety Ottawa and Vancouver – Over 550 health professionals, including more than 260 physicians, researchers, and scientists, from across Canada have voiced clear opposition to...

Drug overdose death rates two to three times higher among First Nations people in British Columbia
January 5, 2011

Recently released five-year study of more than 900 coroner’s case reports shows rate of overdose death even higher among First Nations women Vancouver, British Columbia (January 5, 2011) – Rates of fatal drug overdose are two to three times higher among First Nations people in British Columbia than the general population, according to a...

First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs
September 13, 2010

BC-CfE Study Finds Links Between Insite Use, Addiction Treatment and Stopping Injection Drug Use Vancouver, BC, September 13, 2010 – A study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouve...

New research cites numerous benefits for Insite and supports accepted scientific analysis of supervised injection facilities
September 8, 2010

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Echoes Doctors’ Call for the Federal Government to Halt Efforts to Close Insite Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 8, 2010 – The Canadian Medical Association Journal has published a new review of Insite that shows Vancouver’s supervised injecting facility reduces the harms of drug a...

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