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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.  

Leading Directory of Government-Funded Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Programs in Canada (SPH)

Sunshine Coast Health Centre, a leading directory of government drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs in Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, is proud to announce an alert on new research on alcohol withdrawal symptoms and the need for better physician training.

$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.

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