Urban Health

'It's abominable': Vancouver mayor reacts to overdose deaths

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson reacted once again to the opioid overdose situation in the city on Thursday after another bad week of overdoses and deaths.


Vancouver hits grim milestone as 100 people die from overdoses in 3 months (Crosstown Clinic)

One hundred people have died from suspected overdoses in Vancouver in the first three months of 2017.

Downtown Eastside overdose clinic closes to doctors, ambulances (Rapid Access Addiction Clinic)

A mobile emergency medical unit set up in the Downtown Eastside in December to help handle the high volume of drug overdoses in the community will scale back its services Monday and will no longer provide doctors on site or serve as a drop-off spot for ambulances.

Dr. Scott MacDonald interviewed on CBC's On the Coast

Listen to Dr. Scott MacDonald discuss Crosstown Clinic on CBC's On the Coast.

How will legal pot be sold in B.C.? Province still hazy on answers (Dr. M-J Milloy)

The federal Liberals have finally said when marijuana will be legal in Canada — July 1, 2018 — but just how the drug will be sold above-board in B.C. remains unclear.

Opioid crisis requires trying ‘everything’: Expert on prescribed heroin

Desperate times call for rational measures.

Is prescription heroin the future of addiction treatment?

As a UBC student, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the current opioid crisis in Vancouver. Advertisements for Naloxone — an opioid overdose-reversing drug — are plastered across campus and yet when these are coupled with news headlines of record-high overdose rates, it’s natural to wonder if there exist other forms of treatment.

Opinion: Public-private sectors collaborate to help vulnerable patients (HUB)

A new, innovative, health-care facility is under construction and slated to open this spring at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. It will have a positive impact on the lives of people with mental-health and substance-use challenges.

DUDES Club helping men protect their health amid overdose crisis

The DUDES Club is worried about attendance.

Vancouver health officials scrambling to slow drug-overdose deaths, government emails reveal (Crosstown Clinic)

Vision Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang was caught off his guard when Downtown Eastside activists established an unsanctioned injection site last September.


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