Items tagged with drug consumption rooms and canada

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Without safe injection sites, more opioid users will die [23.05.2019] Ontario is undoubtedly in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. From January to September 2018, an incredible 1,031 Ontarians died of an overdose. ...
Demand for supervised injection sites steady as funding decisions loom [11.03.2019] As toxic and often deadly fentanyl began popping up in the city's illicit drug supply fatal overdoses surged. Despite strong opposition, four supervi ...
Safer opioids actively being reviewed for epidemic: chief public health officer [12.12.2018] Public health officials across Canada are seriously considering increasing the supply of safer opioids to quell a crisis that newly released data sho ...
Watchful eyes: At peer-run injection sites, drug users help each other stay safe [13.07.2018] People who use injection drugs in Vancouver, British Columbia, can do so, if they choose, under the watchful eyes of someone trained to help them if ...
Supervised injection sites could stop untold opioid-related deaths [01.12.2017] In addition to the legal issues, the heavy stigma around heroin and other opioids driving the nation's overdose crisis can push individuals into the ...
Ottawa approves temporary overdose-prevention sites in bid to address opioid crisis [16.11.2017] Ottawa will let provinces and territories open temporary sites for drug-overdose prevention while their applications for permanent facilities are pro ...
Toronto's first permanent supervised injection site opens downtown [08.11.2017] Toronto's first sanctioned, permanent supervised injection site officially opened its doors. The site, located inside The Works at 277 Victoria St., ...
Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America [03.10.2017] The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America's opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of har ...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2016 [30.09.2017] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2016 is, as usual, a mixed bag of high quality data and sometimes doubtful politic ...
Toronto's guerrilla war on drug overdoses [15.09.2017] Nurses and volunteers watch over drug users at the Toronto's first pop-up supervised drug-use site. In the month since the site started operating in ...
The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users looks back on 20 years fighting for human rights [04.09.2017] In the late summer of 1997, a poster with a message aimed at drug users appeared on electrical poles around the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. “Meet ...
Ottawa rejects expert calls to decriminalize illegal opioids [28.08.2017] Ottawa says it has no plans to consider decriminalizing hard drugs, such as heroin, despite calls from local politicians, health officials and expert ...
Health Canada approves supervised consumption of oral and intra-nasal substances at two Surrey sites [27.06.2017] Health Canada approved Fraser Health’s request to provide supervised consumption of oral and intra-nasal substances — the first time such an exemptio ...
Montreal opens first mobile supervised injection clinic in North America [19.06.2017] Montreal has launched the first mobile supervised injection clinic in North America, as part of a package of services aimed at fighting back against ...
Canada’s mayors call for speedy approval of proposals to address overdose crisis [25.05.2017] Canada’s big-city mayors are calling for the expedited approval of new supervised drug-consumption sites, improved data collection and the expansion ...
Canada eases steps to open supervised drug injection sites amid opioid crisis [21.05.2017] Canada’s government has made it easier to open supervised drug injection sites across the country, offering communities a lifeline as they battle an ...
Why addicts take drugs in 'fix rooms' [09.01.2017] Britain could soon see its first "fix room" for drug users - a safe space where addicts can take illegal narcotics under medical supervision. But who ...
Ottawa moves to facilitate more injection sites as death toll climbs [09.12.2016] Ottawa will introduce a bill that is expected to reduce barriers to opening and operating supervised drug-con­sumption sites in Canada. The move come ...
Vancouver’s safer injection services stalled as overdose death toll mounts [30.09.2016] On Sept. 30, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Vancouver’s Insite, North America’s first legally authorized safer injection site. ...
Safe injection clinic says 90% of clients' heroin had dangerous drug additive [01.09.2016] North America’s only supervised injection site has found that 90% of its clients’ heroin contained the powerful synthetic fentanyl. Vancouver’s Insit ...
Seattle’s potential solution for heroin epidemic: Places for legal drug use [24.08.2016] A task force established to combat a heroin epidemic in the Seattle metropolitan area has endorsed a strategy of establishing places where addicts wo ...
Toronto board of health approves supervised injection sites [03.07.2016] The stories of Toronto residents who died of overdoses on Toronto streets were heard for hours by board of health members, told by their friends, fam ...
Street opioids are getting deadlier. Overseeing drug use can reduce deaths [25.04.2016] As health officials battle increasing mortality associated with heroin and prescription opioids, an even more dangerous group of street drugs has app ...
Canadian official causes stir with ‘progressive’ speech at UN narcotics conference [15.03.2016] The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philoso ...
Safe-injection sites are cost-effective to health system: study [29.11.2015] A new Canadian study about safe-injection sites for intravenous drug users concludes that they are cost-effective to the health-care system — an argu ...
Pot legalization looks certain for Canada [20.10.2015] Carrying a torch for marijuana legalization, the Liberal Party of Canada emerged like a phoenix from parliamentary election to an absolute majority i ...
Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy [26.02.2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement about the failures of Canada's drug policy is mostly on point. It’s just the last bit he gets wrong: “I thi ...
Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says [09.02.2015] For three years, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users’ (VANDU) operated an unsanctioned, peer-run “safer smoking room” for crack users in a small ...
Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs [23.05.2013] The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle dr ...
Insite - Not Just Injecting, But Connecting [16.01.2013] Last year the HCLU’s video advocacy group travelled to Vancouver, to make a film about Insite, the only legally-operating injecting facility in North ...
U.S. wanted Vancouver's supervised injection site closed [30.09.2011] A diplomatic cable shows U.S. officials opposed the Insite supervised injection site in Vancouver and wanted the federal and municipal governments to ...
B.C. drug injection clinic can stay open, Supreme Court rules [30.09.2011] The Supreme Court of Canada has opened the door to supervised drug injection clinics across the country in a landmark decision that ordered the feder ...
Insite’s next battle: supervised inhalation [14.05.2011] Insite’s operators have twice applied for a federal health exemption to allow crack cocaine smokers to use the room – the request was rejected in 200 ...
No evidence to contradict studies that supervised drug injections save addicts’ lives [12.05.2011] Under tough judicial grilling, the Harper government conceded it had no evidence to counter scientific research showing supervised drug injections sa ...
Former mayors speak out for Insite [11.05.2011] Divided by politics but united by drug policy, five former Vancouver mayors have issued a last-minute plea to Ottawa to drop its appeal of earlier co ...
Globe editorial: Supervised injection for the sake of public health [11.05.2011] Vancouver’s supervised drug-injection clinic, Insite, saves lives and prevents human misery. Providing addicts with a safe, sterile place to inject h ...
The arguments for and against Vancouver’s supervised injection site [11.05.2011] When the Supreme Court of Canada convenes to consider Vancouver’s supervised injection site, it will hear detailed arguments that hinge on the fine p ...
It’s time to inject some Insite into this campaign [19.04.2011] For all the thunderous warnings about Stephen Harper’s hidden agenda, there has been remarkably little talk in this election about one of the few rea ...
Dying for a change on safe-injection site [18.04.2011] A health-care facility that saves lives and prevents the transmission of deadly diseases should be hailed as an innovative advancement in medical car ...
Vancouver's safe injection site cuts overdose deaths [18.04.2011] The number of drug-overdose deaths on Vancouver’s notorious downtown Eastside fell sharply after the opening of a safe injection site, new research s ...
Safe injection site still not safe [30.05.2008] Ignoring all the scientific evidence, Canada Health Minister Tony Clement will move to close Canada's only sanctioned safe-injection site, announcing ...
Canada drug law contributes to the harm it seeks to prevent [28.05.2008] In a surprise ruling yesterday, the British Colombia Supreme Court supported Vancouver's experimental supervised injection clinic Insite - North Amer ...
“I inject less as I have easier access to pipes” [30.04.2007] Among injection drug users (IDUs) in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, prevalence rates of HIV (20.6 percent) and hepatitis C HCV (75.8 percent) are amo ...

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