Items tagged with safe supply

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Vancouver's chief medical officer recommends compassion club model to reduce illicit drug deaths [22.10.2021] Vancouver's head doctor said more headway needs to be made on the opioid crisis in British Columbia and one way to stop people from dying sooner rath ...
Ottawa must act fast on safe drug supply as tainted-drug deaths continue daily: advocates [11.10.2021] Downtown Eastside residents at high risk of overdose now have Vancouver’s support to get untainted drugs, but the federal government has the final sa ...
Cocaine, heroin and meth buyers' club gets Vancouver's approval to secure a safe supply [07.10.2021] The City of Vancouver voted unanimously in favour of supporting a peer-led program that would help get a safe supply of drugs to individuals at high ...
Drug decriminalization movement gaining momentum in Canada as overdose deaths surge [29.09.2021] As overdose deaths keep surging in Canada, the movement to decriminalize illicit drugs is gaining steam, with one of the country's largest mental hea ...
We should hand out free heroin to drug users [26.08.2021] Let’s give out heroin, for free, to anyone who wants it. This is not a provocation meant to make you gasp or to elicit angry clicks—rather, it’s a pr ...
This overdose awareness day, activists will again hand out safe drugs [24.08.2021] In the midst of a federal election campaign, a group of activists plan to again hand out tested, untainted heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in a p ...
Safe drug supply program still not reaching enough people in B.C., say advocates [26.03.2021] It's been a year since the province rushed to create new guidelines allowing doctors to prescribe hydromorphone to patients with opioid use disorders ...
Doctors call for safer cocaine supply [03.03.2021] As drug toxicity deaths and overdoses in Canada continue to soar to unprecedented levels due to the increasingly volatile illicit market, advocates a ...
As BC’s overdose crisis deepens, Province defends efforts [02.03.2021] At least 165 more British Columbians died of illicit drug overdoses in the first month of 2021, more than double the number of deaths recorded last J ...
How a Canadian decriminalization model can improve on Portugal [06.10.2020] On August 17, 2020, the director of public prosecutions in Canada issued new guidelines under which federal prosecutors are to resort to criminal pro ...
‘It’s personal to me’: Dr. Bonnie Henry on why we can’t afford to ignore B.C.’s overdose crisis [30.09.2020] B.C.’s top doctor says the province’s two public health emergencies — the overdose crisis and COVID-19 pandemic — continue to intersect in ways that ...
Overdoses are killing more people in Western Canada than COVID-19. B.C. has a bold new plan [25.09.2020] Canada’s other epidemic, the opioids overdose crisis, is more deadly than ever this year. Deaths in British Columbia hit new highs over the spring, i ...
‘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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