Urban Health

Heroin to be prescribed to Canadian addicts by doctors (Providence Crosstown Clinic)

Doctors in Canada will become the first medics in North America to prescribe heroin to addicts next week.

Vancouver experiments with prescription heroin (Providence Crosstown Clinic)

Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.

Heroin for Addicts (Providence Crosstown Clinic)

Global's 16x9 released their documentary on Saturday, November 22, at 7 p.m.

Vancouver addicts soon to receive prescription heroin (Providence Crosstown Clinic)

In a North American first, heroin addicts in Vancouver will soon receive prescription heroin outside of a clinical trial.

BEHIND THE STORY: Heroin for Addicts (Providence Crosstown Clinic)

Producer Claude Adams talks about the challenges of exploring, with cameraman Elias Campbell, the heroin culture in one of the most troubled neighborhoods in Canada — Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside.

Prescription heroin to hit Vancouver streets in a first for North America (Providence Crosstown Clinic)

Starting the week of November 23, doctors will administer prescription heroin to a select group of patients in Vancouver.

PREVIEW: Heroin for Patients (Providence Health Care)

Global's 16x9 released two preview videos this week for their documentary airing this Saturday at 7 p.m.

16×9: Life at the end of the needle (Providence Health Care)

We are following Kevin, a heroin addict in his 50s, down a rainy Vancouver street and it’s hard to keep up.

Shelter from the storm (Dr. Anita Palepu, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences)

After a day of heavy rainfall, the Downtown Eastside is strangely deserted.

Sex workers, advocates say new anti-prostitution law still unconstitutional (Dr. Kate Shannon, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

The Conservative government's new anti-prostitution law will continue to endanger the lives of people who work in the sex trade and in some cases make things worse, sex workers and advocates said Thursday as the law received royal assent.

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