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Federal government grants $71.7 million to fight B.C.’s opioid crisis

The province hardest hit by what health officials consider a national opioid crisis is receiving tens of millions of dollars to increase access to treatment for substance abuse.

Health minister announces $71.7M in emergency funding for drug treatment in B.C.

Canada's federal health minister has announced $71.7 million in emergency funding to improve access to addiction treatment services in B.C.  

$72 million in emergency funding will go to fight BC's opioid crisis (Foundry)

Calling the opioid epidemic a “national public health crisis that is devastating individuals, families and communities across the country,” the federal government announced $72 million in emergency funding to tackle the opioid crisis in BC.

Op/Ed: Board Voice Society gives kudos for Foundry initiative

When B.C.’s community non-profits join forces, they do it based on key principles.

B.C. researchers identify multiple strains of HIV 'time bombs' hibernating in cells (Dr. Zabrina Brumme, BC-CfE)

B.C. researchers have discovered a way to identify multiple strains of HIV that lay dormant in the cells of an individual.

BC health researchers advance HIV progress with new method addressing dormant strains (Dr. Zabrina Brumme, BC-CfE)

B.C. health researchers have made a major contribution to the advancement of HIV research in a new study that addresses how strains of the virus can lie dormant in the body for decades.

Overdose Awareness Day: A story of survival for Victoria woman (St.Paul's Hospital)

Tara Levis looks at her life like chapters in a book. As a child, she was a voracious reader and curious science geek growing up in a middle-class home in Aurora, Ont. Her teen years were marked by a struggle with anxiety and depression that led to anorexia.

Local doctor speaks on B.C.’s opioid crisis (Dr. Seonaid Nolan, SPH/BCCSU)

Dr. Seonaid Nolan discusses with The Peak the extent of the crisis and the work being done to counter it.

Could marijuana help save drug users' lives? (Dr. M-J Milloy, BCCSU)

Marijuana is often called a gateway drug, but a new study suggests it could actually have the opposite effect for those who already use stronger substances such as heroin and methamphetamines.

Vancouver health authority ends contract with private surgery centre over patient-pay issues (SPH)

Vancouver Coastal Health is ending a contract with False Creek Healthcare Centre, and as of next week 115 surgeons and anesthesiologists with privileges at regional public hospitals won’t be able to use the operating rooms at the Vancouver clinic.

Wildfires’ impact on health in Vancouver remains hazy (SPH)

The science of assessing wildfire smoke is a fairly straightforward exercise, as particulate matter readings are updated almost hourly and the amount of fires burning are recorded daily.

Downzoning of Vancouver's Chinatown could cut property values 40 per cent (SPH)

When he bought Golden Crown Centre at 211 East Georgia Street in 2011, Steven Fast had high hopes.

Fiona Dalton of Providence Health Care

A few years ago, while sitting at her desk at University Hospital Southampton on England’s southern coastline, Fiona Dalton was pinged with an enticing recruitment email: Providence Health Care in Vancouver.

B.C. government launches lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to recoup overdose crisis costs

The British Columbia government announced Wednesday it is suing 40 companies in connection with manufacturing opioids.

B.C. files lawsuit against opioid makers and distributors for deceptive marketing

British Columbia is suing Purdue Pharma and dozens of other opioid manufacturers for what the government alleges was “corporate corruption and negligence” that fuelled the overdose crisis, killing thousands of Canadians.

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