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Canada should learn from, but not copy, Portugal's drug policy (BCCSU)

It’s irrefutable that Portugal’s radical departure from conventional wisdom on how to deal with drug addictions and an overdose crisis has been an overwhelming success.

B.C.’s opioid crisis stokes debate about addiction management versus abstinence (Vancouver Coastal Health)

Members of B.C.’s addiction recovery community are outraged after a medical health officer working on the overdose crisis suggested addicts should use prescribed drug treatments for the rest of the lives.

This is the design of the new $1.2-billion St. Paul's Hospital (Renderings)

The plans for the new St. Paul’s Hospital in the False Creek Flats, on the easternmost edge of downtown Vancouver and immediately south of Chinatown, are immense to say the least.

Probe begins into nursing shortage, low morale, at Vancouver's main downtown emergency room (St. Paul's Hospital)

Union says it believes hospital executives are committed to fixing problems.

Plans for new St. Paul’s Hospital in False Creek Flats revealed

The formal rezoning application for the new St. Paul’s Hospital campus in the False Creek Flats has been filed, offering more detail on plans for the 18.4-acre site.

Network with change makers at the St. Paul's Future Leaders reception (St. Paul's Foundation)

The Future of BC Speaker Series will take place on September 19 at the McCarthy Tetrault private rooftop Patio. The event will give guests the opportunity to learn first-hand about St. Paul’s Hospital’s world-leading addiction and medicine program.

420 Vancouver organizers report they've settled city bills for 2018, mostly (St. Paul's Hospital)

A lead organizer of Vancouver's annual 420 festival and protest has said he's settled the event's bills for 2018.

Daphne Bramham: 'It's not OK to do drugs here,' says former addict in Portugal

Even in the face of economic problems, Portugal continues to support treatment and recovery services for drug users.

Extended: What you need to know about provinces covering costs for an HIV prevention drug (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

Dr. Julio Montaner, head of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, speaks with Global National about why some provincial governments are picking up the costs—and who is eligible for the coverage.

B.C. getting $71.1-million to increase access to treatment for substance abuse

One of the provinces hardest hit by what health officials consider a national opioid crisis is receiving tens of millions of dollars to increase access to treatment for substance abuse.


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