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April saw 2nd highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in B.C.

The B.C. Coroner's Service has released new numbers revealing 136 people died of an overdose in British Columbia last month, a 97.1 per cent increase from April 2016 and the second highest number of fatalities ever recorded in B.C.

Opioid prescriptions 'drying up,' doctor concerned where patients will turn

Prescriptions for pain pills in St. John's have become scarce since a rash of overdoses from the deadly opioid fentanyl, says an addictions doctor.

Canada Figured Out How to Win the Drug War

On May 12, Lucie Charlebois, Québec’s minister of public health, proudly announced that two centers where people would be able to inject illicit drugs under a nurse’s supervision would soon open in Montreal. “I’m containing my emotions,” Charlebois exclaimed.

Opioid crisis: Listen to the big-city mayors

Canada’s big-city mayors, who see the carnage caused by the opioid crisis on their streets every day, are speaking out. While their political views span a broad spectrum, they have a unified voice, and we owe it to ourselves to listen to them.

Renewed push to expand heroin-assisted treatment

 There is another push to expand Heroin-Assisted Treatment, this time at a symposium on today at Oppenheimer Park.

Success of medical-grade heroin in Europe prompts calls for treatment in Vancouver

Three years ago, Russell Cooper was living in a homeless shelter, addicted to heroin he would buy in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Now, he lives in his own one-bedroom apartment, and values the control he has over his life.

European addiction experts urge expansion of medical heroin program in Canada

Addiction experts from five European countries say their experience with prescription heroin programs have provided overwhelming evidence to suggest Canada should expand its one clinic in the midst of a deadly opioid crisis.

Free drugs for addicts?

Handing out free drugs to addicts is one of the ideas being raised by overseas addiction experts now in Vancouver. Rumina Daya reports.

Free drugs for addicts?

Handing out free drugs to addicts is one of the ideas being raised by overseas addiction experts now in Vancouver. Rumina Daya reports.

European Addiction Specialists Gather In Vancouver To Discuss Heroin-assisted Treatment (Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

British Columbia is in the midst of an overdose crisis. In the past 15 months, there have been more than 1,200 overdose deaths.

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