drug addiction

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. heroin addicts launch Charter challenge against federal drug ban

Five Vancouver-based heroin addicts, along with Pivot Legal Society and Providence Health Care, are launching a constitutional challenge against the federal government’s decision to remove prescription heroin from a drug access program.

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.

 

Heroin-assisted treatment goes to the courts

In regards to the decision of Health Minister Rona Ambrose to block access to pharmaceutical heroin through Health Canada’s Special Access Program, Providence Health Care and five participants in the SALOME study are now seeking to challenge the federal government in court.

 

B.C. health provider, patients file lawsuit over prescription heroin access

For decades, Larry Love's daily life was consumed by heroin. Find it. Inject it. Repeat. That cycle, he said, was broken last year when he enrolled in a radical clinical trial in Vancouver evaluating the use of prescription heroin, seen as the treatment of last resort for severely addicted people for whom other therapy, such as methadone or detox, have failed.


 

Heroin addicts launch Charter challenge to prescription ban

Five people severely addicted to heroin are launching a constitutional challenge to the federal government’s ban on the prescription version of the drug, The Globe and Mail has learned.

 

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).

Patients file lawsuit demanding continued access to heroin

For decades, Larry Love's daily life was consumed by heroin. Find it. Inject it. Repeat. That cycle, he said, was broken last year when he enrolled in a radical clinical trial in Vancouver evaluating the use of prescription heroin, seen as the treatment of last resort for severely addicted people for whom other therapy, such as methadone or detox, have failed.

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