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Naloxone kits distributed to Metro Vancouver homeless shelters

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/naloxone-kits-shelters-fentanyl-1.3454839 Starting this week some homeless shelters and drop-in sites across Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster and the North Shore will be armed with Naloxone, an injection that can revive a drug user if they’ve overdosed on fentanyl or other opioids. As part of a pilot project, Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are ...

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A toxic drug, more powerful than fentanyl, hits the streets in Alberta

Source : http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/a-new-drug-more-toxic-that-fentanyl-hits-the-streets-in-alberta/ How an Alberta professor’s good research was used to create an ultra-toxic drug, decades after he shelved it Calgary police never really wanted the answer to the question: what can possibly be more deadly than fentanyl? After all, the drug had emerged from virtual obscurity to become Alberta’s worst ...

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Heroin prescriptions help Vancouver addicts rebuild their lives

Source : http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/02/17/heroin-prescriptions-help-vancouver-addicts-rebuild-their-lives.html A B.C. Supreme Court decision allowing staff at a Vancouver addiction clinic to prescribe heroin is producing positive results, and advocates want to see the program expand across the country. At their regular Saturday morning meeting, a group of heroin addicts runs through an agenda posted on the ...

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Colorado marijuana sales skyrocket to more than $996 million in 2015

Source : http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/02/09/colorado-marijuana-sales-2015-reach-996-million/47886/ $996,184,788 — that’s the final tally for Colorado marijuana sales as December 2015 figures show a record-setting finish Licensed and regulated marijuana stores in Colorado sold $996,184,788 worth of recreational and medical cannabis in 2015, according to new data from the state Department of Revenue. “I think it’s ...

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A Maryland Lawmaker Offers A Radical New Solution To The Heroin Crisis

Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dan-morhaim-heroin_us_56b3c342e4b08069c7a69b86 The war on drugs has failed. Slap that assertion into Google and you’ll find it in quotes being tossed out by politicians of every stripe, from the highest levels of the Obama administration to the lowest-polling GOP candidate for president. But if the war has failed, what will ...

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