Dianne Doyle

Activists and addicts taking on the federal government

Drug addicts, Downtown Eastside activists, and medical professionals are taking on the federal government over heroin treatment. They’ve launched a constitutional challenge against Ottawa’s decision to deny the drug.

B.C. addicts to challenge Ambrose’s heroin ban in court

A group of five heroin addicts is taking the federal government to court over a controversial decision to remove prescription heroin from a drug access program.

 

B.C. health provider sues Ottawa over heroin access

A constitutional court challenge has been launched over the federal government’s decision to prevent doctors from prescribing heroin to addicts. Providence Health Care, which operates St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, says its lawsuit involves five patients who have been part of a clinical trial known as SALOME (sah-LOH-may).

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