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Methadone Lowers HIV Transmission in Injection-Drug Users (BC-CfE)

When injection-drug users living with HIV have easy access to methadone-maintenance therapy, the risk for transmission of the virus is reduced, results from a longitudinal study show.

Five things to understand about Saskatchewan’s immune-resistant HIV crisis (BC-CfE)

Canadian researchers say that mutated strains of HIV in Saskatchewan are causing faster-developing AIDS-related illnesses in people with the virus.

New kidney, new life for Trail man (SPH)

“Never give up hope.”

Nearly all drugs sold as heroin in Vancouver contain fentanyl, study finds (BCCSU)

More than 80 per cent of drugs sold as heroin on the streets of Vancouver don’t contain any heroin at all, while nearly all of the city’s street drugs contain the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to the findings of a pilot project led by the B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU).

130 overdoses in one day has B.C. premier, addiction expert sounding alarm (BCCSU)

One of British Columbia's top addiction experts joined Premier John Horgan Monday in calling for increased efforts to fight the ravages of illegal drug use after a report of 130 overdoses in one day last week.

Controlling dosages of drugs like THC is key to the experience of cannabis consumption, says Canadian company (BCCSU)

With cannabis legalization just around the corner, one Canadian company is calling for the inclusion of cannabis concentrates in Bill C-45, the so-called “Cannabis Act.”

Shorter Telomeres May Predict Poor Outcomes in COPD (HLI & SPH)

Short telomeres may help predict poor outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the results of a study published in CHEST.

Vancouver health authorities urge 2018 Pride partiers to test their drugs for fentanyl (VCH)

The 2018 Pride season is upon us. Where there's Pride, there's always a party. Where there's a party, there's sometimes drugs. And, in 2018, where there's drugs in B.C., there's often fentanyl.

YES Project plans excite (Foundry)

Youth advisors with the YES Project got their first look earlier this month at the design of the Foundry youth mental health centre opening downtown Penticton early next year.

B.C. paramedics called to highest number of overdoses in a single day since April 2017 (VCH & BCEHS)

B.C. health officials say the record for the most overdose calls in a single day has been met once again.

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