BC funds new addictions research and treatment
VANCOUVER—The British Columbia government is boosting funding for addictions research and treatment in the province, with money directed at testing of a drug that can block the effects of heroin and alcohol.
Health Minister Terry Lake made the announcement in Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital on Wednesday, saying the additional $3-million investment will allow the province to expand addiction-medicine education for health professionals, making it the largest program of its kind in North America.
The funding is in addition to another $3 million that was donated by Goldcorp Inc. in 2012.
Vivian Luk reports