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The impact of pop culture depictions of eating disorders (Dr. Julia Raudzus)

As Netflix prepares to premiere a new movie focusing on anorexia, Dr. Julia Raudzus of the Provincial Eating Disorder Program at St. Paul’s Hospital explains how visual depictions of eating disorder in pop culture can be both harmful and helpful.

Supervised injection site wants to provide clients with medical-grade heroin (Crosstown Clinic)

The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation wants to expand its health program to offer injectable opiates to combat the fentanyl crisis.

B.C. Interior hospitals hire new security officers for emergency departments (Mentions St. Paul's Hospital)

B.C.'s Interior Health Authority has hired 'client service ambassadors' in attempt, officials say, to make the emergency departments in three busy hospitals safer.

Groundbreaking Vancouver AIDS clinic turns attention to opioid crisis (Crosstown Clinic)

A renowned HIV/AIDS clinic in Vancouver that helped pave the way in harm reduction by first offering supervised-injection service 14 years ago now wants to treat opioid addiction with injectable drugs.

Mother of man who died in Vancouver supportive housing still seeking answers five years later (St. Paul's Hospital)

For five years, Christine Harris has agonized over how, exactly, her son came to spend nights dying alone in a supportive-housing room in Vancouver before his body was found on the floor three days later.

Pain drove B.C. woman and 'thousands' to street drugs after medication cut off (Dr. Evan Wood)

Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when her doctor stopped prescribing an opioid in response to new standards aimed at preventing fatal overdoses.

Fentanyl spiral: How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C. man's life (Dr. Evan Wood)

All it took was a single beer for Murray Shaw's life to unravel.

Island Health opts to move Comox hospice beds to secular facility

Comox Valley residents who want access to medical assistance in dying are celebrating a decision to move the region’s hospice beds into a secular space.

Canadian Government Must Make It Easier To Study Cannabis, Say Researchers (BC Centre on Substance Use)

The Canadian government must make it easier to study cannabis, say the country’s top cannabis academics and public health researchers in an open letter to politicians.

Researchers behind dispensary users study want to know how, when, where, and why you buy cannabis (Dr. M-J Milloy)

While the amount of data about cannabis and its various applications has been on the rise, information about the people who use it hasn't quite seen the same level of growth.

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