Recent government decisions hurting addicts

Ideological bents from Ottawa continue to put lives at risk, according to one of B.C.’s top medical minds.

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, says the federal government’s recent decisions – to close Health Act loopholes to make it more difficult to establish supervised drug consumption sites and to cut off clinical trial patients from prescribed heroin once their program ends – will have dire consequences. Read more