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Vancouver Eastside homeless, dying in the streets and alleyways

Vancouver Eastside homeless, dying in the streets and alleyways

In 2010 the BBC News cited, “Vancouver: ‘Drug Central’ of North America – home … heroin addiction or untreated mental illness, says the study’s lead author. … at Insite – the first legal supervised drug injection site in North America.
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Health-care system flaws hindering Ontario’s response to fentanyl crisis

And addiction-treatment programs are few and far between – a legacy, in part, … Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said Health Canada is funding …
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Potential for misuse & diversion of opioids to addicts should not overshadow their therapeutic value

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Opioids are very effective for treating some types of pain, such as cancer pain and postoperative pain, but not for other kinds of pain like chronic low back pain. An increase in the number of opioid-related deaths among addicts has led to the current movement to restrict opioid prescribing by state and federal authorities. While a laudable goal, t
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Leading global health commission calls for reform of drug policies worldwide

A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. According to a report released this morning by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Lancet, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance policies have undercut pub
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