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Barriers remain for accessing pharmaceutical-grade heroin (Crosstown Clinic)

Inside the Vancouver Network of Drug Users' overdose prevention site, Ryan Kingston injects heroin as a volunteer watches through a window to make sure nothing goes wrong. 

As feds ease access to prescription heroin, B.C. could see relief: doctor (Crosstown Clinic)

A doctor working the front lines at Canada’s only clinic to offer prescription heroin says Ottawa’s recent move to make access to safe opioids easier could very-well help curb the death toll in the B.C.

New heroin treatment could save lives and money, Vancouver study says (Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences)

For those with severe addictions to opioids, methadone has become the go-to treatment option. But a new treatment option, injectable hydromorphone, could be the key to reducing mortality and save costs for society, according to a Vancouver study published in journal Addiction this week.

B.C. doctors welcome Ottawa's move to make it easier to prescribe heroin and methadone (Dr. Scott MacDonald)

As British Columbia grapples with the opioid overdose crisis, doctors working on the front lines are welcoming a move by Ottawa to ease the restrictions on two types of treatment options: methadone and prescription heroin.

Health Canada speeding up access to prescription heroin, methadone (Crosstown Clinic)

The Liberal government is relaxing restrictions around two opioid substitution treatments, reducing administrative delays and barriers to drugs for patients as the country’s overdose crisis worsens.

Music brings comfort to palliative care patients (Lucy Thomas)

Music can be a powerful, healing tool and Lucy Thomas, a Vancouver music therapist, has seen its physical benefits first hand in her palliative care patients.

St. Paul’s Hospital music therapy relieves pain for palliative patients (Lucy Thomas)

Lying on his back in a hospital bed, George Frederick closed his eyes to listen. On the violin, Lucy Thomas played Amazing Grace.

Finally! Hospital food you want to eat

“Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun…”

Volken addiction treatment centre in Surrey turns ‘takers into givers’ (St. Paul's Hospital)

Philanthropist opens up about motivations for opening a Surrey recovery academy amid opioid crisis.

Traditional Chinese soup a hit with residents of Mount Saint Joseph

'Soup for the soul' made for the largely Asian population of the residence to remind them of home

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