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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.

B.C. announces class-action lawsuit against dozens of opioid manufacturers for overdose crisis costs

The B.C. government has announced a massive class-action lawsuit against more than 40 opioid manufacturers to try to recover millions of dollars in health-care costs in the ongoing health crisis.

Okanagan man reflects on life after being a recipient of kidney transplant (SPH)

At 73 years of age, Sid Adams has a new lease on life.

Improve severe alcohol withdrawal treatment by training doctors: B.C. study (BCCSU, Dr. Evan Wood)

There’s an urgent need to improve the treatment of severe alcohol withdrawal because too many patients are being admitted to hospital when they could be managed through outpatient services or by family doctors, says the lead author of a new study.

Improve severe alcohol withdrawal treatment by training doctors: B.C. study (BCCSU, Dr. Evan Wood)

There’s an urgent need to improve the treatment of severe alcohol withdrawal because too many patients are being admitted to hospital when they could be managed through outpatient services or by family doctors, says the lead author of a new study.

Alcohol withdrawal could be better treated: study (BCCSU, Dr. Evan Wood)

A new study suggests that there needs to be better diagnosis of those suffering from alcohol withdrawal so that only the severe cases are admitted to hospital. The study from the B.C. Centre on Substance Use suggests that other patients can be better treated on an outpatient basis.

Study calls on urgent need to improve treatment of severe alcohol withdrawal (BCCSU, Dr. Evan Wood)

The director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use says a simple screening questionnaire can properly assess patients’ symptoms to help treat severe alcohol withdrawal.

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