Dr. Evan Wood from St. Paul's to tackle Vancouver’s addiction puzzle

Vancouver Coastal Health and St. Paul’s Hospital are joining forces to combat Vancouver’s soaring alcohol and drug addiction problem with the appointment of Dr. Evan Wood as the new medical director for addiction services at VCH and physician program director for addiction at Providence Health Care.

St. Paul's Doctor Evan Wood discusses addictions on Global News

Dr. Evan Wood, an expert in addictions medicine, discusses Rob Ford’s admission that he needs help to deal with substance use and what steps he may need to take to make changes in his life.

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BC health minister calls out federal move to ban heroin therapy

The B.C. health minister has come out against the federal health minister's decision to ban illicit drugs like heroin from being distributed under the Special Access Program, saying he has concerns about the government's decision. 

Heroin-assisted treatment and politics-based medicine

A lawyer for some of the patients in the SALOME study says he’ll consider options for a legal response to Rona Ambrose’s decision to block access to diacetylmorphine.

Q&A: Dr. Perry Kendall on Heroin-Assisted Treatment

Dr. Perry Kendall is the provincial health officer for British Columbia. He is the former president of the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario and served on advisory panel for the NAOMI study. In light of Rona Ambrose’s announcement, The Globe and Mail talked to him about heroin-assisted treatment. Here is part of the conversation.

Vancouver’s New Addiction Medicine Training Program Gets International Nod

Tracey Morrison has had bad experiences with emergency room doctors in the past – she’s even been kicked out without treatment – but she’s hopeful that the new addiction medicine training program at St. Paul’s Hospital will make a difference.

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