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Health officials urge Vancouver to distribute safe opioids

Health officials have urged Vancouver city council to push forward with new strategies to curb the high opioid death rate, including providing a safe supply of drugs to addicts.

Safe opioid vending machine closer to reality: BCCDC (Crosstown Clinic)

An ATM-like machine for opioid drugs as one way to reduce the harm in the deadly overdose epidemic is getting closer to reality, according to the executive medical director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Why Vancouver BC is investing even more in safe injection sites (Crosstown Clinic)

While Washington communities preemptively ban safe injection sites, their neighbor to the north is expanding its efforts to provide more facilities and even government-backed drug alternatives to the illegal supply.

‘Kidney twins are doing great’ after life-altering operation (St. Paul's Hospital)

For the rest of his life, Florencio (June) Ancheta will carry a piece of his friend, and pastor, Mike Dauncey with him.

'Making up for the bad people': Strangers help woman after car ransacked at hospital lot (St. Paul's Hospital)

A woman repeatedly victimized by thieves while visiting her dying brother says she's touched by the kindness of strangers who stepped up.

B.C. government steps in on problem-plagued hospital IT project (Clinical Systems Transformations Project)

British Columbia's health minister blames the previous B.C. Liberal government for a mismanaged and over-budget paperless records project at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, as well as problems with a similar project in Vancouver.

Fred Lee's Social Network: Shining lights on hope, courage, Italy (St. Paul's Foundation)

Bolstered by a sizable $469,000 from hospital staff and volunteers to ignite its 20th Lights of Hope Holiday Campaign, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s annual tradition would see donations total more than $3.1 million.

Fuelled by fentanyl crisis, St. Paul's unique rapid-treatment centre sees a five-fold increase in visitors in first year

When she was mired in a seemingly endless drug addiction, Phyliss Sauvé couldn’t slog her way through the health care and social services systems that were intended to help her.

Roundhouse Radio interviews PHC psychiatrist Dr. Harpreet Chauhan

Have you hit your “January Wall” yet? There may be a reason and it's not what you think. Dr. Harpreet Chauhan, head of Psychiatry at Providence Health Care comes on to talk about how can we battle the “January blues”

Dying man calls out thieves who ransacked sister’s car in hospital lot (St. Paul's Hospital)

A dying man is calling out some heartless thieves from his hospital bed after they ransacked his sister’s car three times in three weeks in the hospital parkade.


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