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Recent Coverage

Recent coverage on the Study to Assess Long-term Opioid Maintenance Effectiveness (SALOME).

B.C. patients still waiting for controversial prescription heroin
by Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail, December 19, 2013

Vancouver health provider and heroin addicts launch constitutional challenge
By Emily Jackson, Metro, November 14, 2013

Addicts sue over denial of heroin
by James Keller, Canadian Press, National Post, November 14, 2013

Legal challenge to heroin prescription ban will draw on Insite case
by Wendy Stueck, Globe and Mail, November 14, 2013

B.C. health provider and patients file lawsuit over prescription heroin access
by James Keller, Canadian Press and Vancouver Sun, November 13, 2013

B.C. health provider sues Ottawa over heroin access
Canadian Press, November 13, 2013

Heroin addicts launch Charter challenge to prescription ban
by Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail, November 13, 2013

B.C. health provider, patients file lawsuit over heroin access
Canadian Press, November 13, 2013

Heroin-assisted treatment goes to the courts
by Aaron Wherry, Maclean’s Magazine, November 13, 2013

Heroin Prescription Lawsuit Challenges Closure Of Federal Exemption
By The Canadian Press, November 13, 2013

B.C. heroin addicts to launch Charter challenge
By Annie Bergeron-Oliver, November 13, 2013

B.C. heroin addicts launch Charter challenge against federal drug ban
By Amy Judd, Global News, November 13, 2013

Health provider joins heroin-addicted patients in Charter challenge of federal ban
The Canadian Press (Published in Globe and Mail), November 13, 2013

Constitutional challenge launched against federal government on heroin addiction treatment
by Yolande Cole, The Georgia Straight, November 13, 2013

Vancouver drug users to challenge federal ban on prescribed heroin
BC CTV, November 13, 2013

Activists and addicts taking on the federal government Ottawa has prevented doctors from giving patients access heroin
by Jason Howe, NEWS1130, November 13, 2013

Heroin addicts challenge federal ban
The Loop.ca, November 13, 2013

Local heroin addicts launch Charter challenge to federal drug ban
by Gord MacDonald, CKNW, November 13, 2013

Lawsuit filed over heroin prescription
By James Keller, The Canadian Press, November 13, 2013

Providence Health Care and Patients File Constitutional Challenge to Canadian Government's Decision on Heroin Addiction Treatment
Marketwired, November 13, 2013

Heroin addicts launch Charter challenge to prescription ban
by Andrea Woo, Globe and Mail, BC Edition, November 13, 2013

B.C. health provider and patients file lawsuit over prescription heroin access
By The Canadian Press, Times Colonist, November 13, 2013

Medical heroin a charter right for addicts, says UBC-Providence Health care researchers
By Arno Rosenfeld, The Ubyssey, November 13, 2013

Doctors in Canada Can No Longer Prescribe Heroin
By Sarah Berman, Vice News – The Green Room, November 12, 2013

Addiction expert questions science behind drug policies
by Jason Howe, News1130, October 17, 2013

A Letter to Canada’s Minister of Disease?
by Clare Day, drgabormate.com, October 15, 2013

Feds could face legal showdown over addicts’ right to prescription heroin
by Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News, October 11, 2013

Is the tail wagging the dog on the federal government’s heroin policy? Let’s hope not!
by Stephen Maher, Canada.com, October 11, 2013

Recent government decisions hurting addicts
by Matt Kieltyka, Metro, October 6, 2013

‘No evidence,’ Minister Ambrose?
by Aaron Wherry, MacLean's, October 5, 2013

Showing promise in B.C., prescription heroin now in peril
by Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail, October 5, 2013

BC health minister derides feds for pulling plug on heroin trial
by Maryam Shah, Sun News, October 4th, 2013

BC health minister calls out federal move to ban heroin therapy
by Annie Bergeron-Oliver, The Tyee, October 4, 2013

British Columbia at odds with Ambrose over heroin for therapy
by Annie Bergeron-Oliver and Olesia Plokhii, iPolitics, October 4, 2013

Ottawa overrules health officials on Vancouver heroin replacement study
by Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, October 4, 2013

Heroin-assisted treatment and politics-based medicine
by Aaron Wherry, MacLean's, October 4, 2013

Ottawa overrules health officials on Vancouver heroin replacement study
by Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, October 4, 2013

Health Minister closes ’loophole’ on doctors prescribing heroin to addicts (UPDATED)
by Adrian Morrow and Andrea Woo , The Globe and Mail, Published Oct. 03, 2013, Updated Oct. 04, 2013

DTES heroin addicts concerned after federal decision
by Jason Howe, News1130, October 3, 2013

The politics of the heroin addict
by Aaron Wherry, MacLean's, October 3, 2013

Health Minister Rona Ambrose’s heroin ban ‘ignores science’
by Emily Jackson, Metro Vancouver, October 3, 2013

Q&A: Dr. Perry Kendall on Heroin-Assisted Treatment
by Aaron Wherry, MacLean's, October 3, 2013

The Ethics of Addiction Studies
By Candice Vallantin, TheTyee.ca; May 23, 2012

Vancouver's SALOME Heroin Trials on Hold in Face of Drug Shortage
By Matt Kieltyka, Metro; May 8, 2012

Vancouver's Supervised Drug Injection Center: How Does It Work?
By Paul Hiebert, The Awl.com; April 30, 2012

Why a B.C. Doctor Says Heroin May be Better than Methadone for Addicts
By Frank Luba, The Province; March 13, 2012

Prescribing Heroin to Addicts a Healthier, Cheaper Alternative to Methadone Treatment: Study
By Steve Mertl, Yahoo.com; March 13, 2012

Heroin Is More Effective than Methadone
By Andreea Daniela, Doctor Tipster.com; March 13, 2012

Heroin Works Better than Methadone, So Why Won't Politicians Allow It?
By Jesse SIngal, The Daily Beast.com; March 12, 2012

Medically Prescribed Heroin More Effective, Less Costly than Current Methadone Treatment: UBC Research
Health Column.com; March 12, 2012

Heroin More Cost-effective than Methadone to Treat Relapsed Users: Study
By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun; March 12, 2012

Alternative to Methadone Shows Promise
By Carly Weeks, Globe and Mail; March 12, 2012

Medically Prescribed Heroin More Effective than Methadone
By Dave Lefebvre, Providence Health Care, March 12, 2012

Unique Clinical Trial will Examine New Treatments for Heroin Addiction
By Justin Karasick, Hospital News; December 6, 2011

Harper Tories Endorse Heroin Research Project Rod Mickleburgh
By Rod Mickleburgh, Globe and Mail; October 12, 2011

Drug Trial to Compare Dilaudid and Prescription Heroin for Addict Maintenance
By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun; October 13, 2011

One Big Idea: Supervised Drug Use on the Downtown Eastside
By Ian Bailey, Globe and Mail; November 8, 2010

Harm Reduction Advocates Target Addicts and Critics
By Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier; September 15, 2010

Heroin on the Menu as SALOME Study Flies Under Radar
By Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier; August 25, 2010

Attack on Heroin Treatment Shameful, Stunning
By Fiona Gold, Vancouver Courier; January 22, 2010

New Heroin Giveaway Project Gears up for Rigged Game
By Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier; January 13, 2010

There Might be New Hope in the Treatment of Heroin Addicts
By Mike Foster, The Province; August 21, 2009

SALOME a New Way Out for Addicts
By John Reynolds, The Province; July 8, 2009

When All Else Fails, There's Free Heroin; Bold Experiment Seeks Ways to Stabilize Addicts' Lives
By Elaine O'Connor, Ethan Baron, The Province; July 8, 2009