Items tagged with safe supply

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‘Life-saving and life-changing’: BC’s safe supply program gets major expansion [16.09.2020] Bold changes and a dramatic expansion are coming to safe supply efforts in B.C. in response to an increasingly toxic drug supply and the deadly overd ...
'So much sadness': more British Columbians dying from overdoses than Covid [28.08.2020] A growing number of drug policy experts, users and advocates argue that dramatically expanding access to pharmaceutical-grade heroin is the only mean ...
Expand safe supply options for people who use drugs, Ontario advocates say [27.08.2020] All levels of government responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, and harm reduction advocates are wondering why the same hasn't happened for the ...
Why the Drug User Liberation Front gave out free, checked drugs in Vancouver [11.08.2020] The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on June 23. During a protest in the city’s Downtown Eastsi ...
‘Does anyone care?’: B.C. overdose deaths hit record high for second consecutive month [17.07.2020] This time, at least 175 people died. The victims include a soccer goalie who had just celebrated his 26th birthday, a cheerful young volunteer at an ...
Drug users call for safe supply of heroin and cocaine, and show how it’s done [23.06.2020] A new drug-user advocacy group in Vancouver says the safe supply of prescription narcotics must include pharmaceutical-grade heroin and cocaine and — ...
B.C. moves to 'safe supply' as overdose deaths spike during COVID-19 pandemic [12.05.2020] The new guidelines were announced in late March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — concerns about the drug supply becoming even further adulterat ...
Canada’s Safe-Supply vending machines project is even more important now [05.05.2020] Due to the increase in opioid overdoses, British Columbia declared a public health emergency in 2016. Fentanyl was in town, contributing to thousands ...
Advocates call safe drug supply a victory but worry about logistics in pandemic [06.04.2020] Advocates say it took a pandemic for steps forward in the call for a safe supply of drugs for people dealing with substance use problems and there’s ...
B.C. releases plan to provide safe supply of drugs during COVID-19 pandemic [26.03.2020] The provincial government says safe prescription drugs will be provided to people who use substances amid fears the illegal drug supply is becoming i ...
Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver [17.02.2020] A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city’s overdose crisis. The MySafe projec ...
Tainted drugs are fuelling Thunder Bay's opioid deaths, say advocates. They want a safe supply to fight it [08.01.2020] Inside the only supervised injection site in Thunder Bay, Ont., nurse practitioner Josh Fraser has reversed so many opioid overdoses that he says the ...
Canada’s drug crisis has a solution. Politicians don’t like it [29.09.2019] A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction, found that a trio of policies adopted to combat the opioid overdose epidemic saved, ...
How to legalize every drug [22.05.2019] As Canada continues to work out the kinks of legalizing cannabis—and jurisdictions around the world follow suit—harm reduction advocates and drug pol ...
Safer opioids actively being reviewed for epidemic: chief public health officer [12.12.2018] Public health officials across Canada are seriously considering increasing the supply of safer opioids to quell a crisis that newly released data sho ...

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