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Is the fentanyl situation an overdose crisis or a poisoning crisis? (BC Centre on Substance Use)

When someone drinks too much, we call it alcohol poisoning. 

Vancouver's supervised injection site struggles with the rise of fentanyl

Welfare Wednesday in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES): monthly cheques have just landed. Fresh $50 and $20 bills are flashing around. In this neighbourhood, regular government cash injections see a spike in the open drug trade. More heroin, cocaine, crystal meth. More consumption, more overdoses, and lately, much more death.

Séquelles souvent graves pour les survivants de surdoses (Dr. Keith Ahamed)

Les surdoses ne sont pas toutes fatales, mais les personnes qui ont survécu à un abus de drogue font face à d'immenses défis et elles figurent rarement dans les statistiques. Le coroner de la Colombie-Britannique n'a aucune donnée sur elles.

Vancouver Coastal Health expanding fentanyl testing to more locations

Now people can check their drugs at any of Vancouver's four overdose prevention sites.

Chilliwack to see new clinic opening this fall to treat opioid use disorder (BC Centre for Substance Use)

An out-patient clinic is opening this fall in Chilliwack General Hospital to provide Suboxone and methadone treatments for those struggling with opioid addiction.

Chilliwack to see new clinic opening this fall to treat opioid use disorder (BC Centre for Substance Use)

An out-patient clinic is opening this fall in Chilliwack General Hospital to provide Suboxone and methadone treatments for those struggling with opioid addiction.

The lowdown on the pill that's helping prevent HIV before it starts (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

In the last 30 years, the HIV pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 35 million people.  Now, thanks to global efforts to reduce deaths and prevent new infections, it seems like an HIV-free future might come sooner than anyone expected. In 2014, UNAIDS embarked on a strategy to eradicate HIV by 2030, an achievement that seems almost unthinkable twenty years ago, when deaths from the virus were at their peak.

Portugal drug czar Dr. João Goulão offers advice on the fentanyl crisis ahead of his first visit to Vancouver (Crosstown Clinic)

The architect of Portugal’s drug-policy framework, widely considered the most progressive in the world, says there is no silver bullet for North America’s fentanyl crisis.

Improved treatment allowing more HIV-positive women to get pregnant: study (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Lisa Partridge was 14 when she learned she was HIV-positive.

Listen to Dr. Aslam Anis on Roundhouse Radio

An estimated 75, 500 people in Canada are living with HIV and the epidemic is concentrated in specific populations according to a statistics from the CTN. Dr. Aslam Anis, Director Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) and National Director CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) joins Kirk to discuss the numbers

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