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Le gouvernement fédéral se fait demander de permettre la culture du pavot

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2016/03/14/010-culture-pavot-canada-alberta.shtml Le gouvernement fédéral se fait demander de démêler les embûches bureaucratiques pour permettre aux fermiers de cultiver un type de pavot qui est actuellement illégal au Canada. Les Laboratoires API de Lethbridge, en Alberta, ont fait des tests et aimeraient construire une usine de transformation de 120 millions de dollars. Le ...

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Why Ontario still has zero safe injection sites

Source : http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/shared-values/why-ontario-still-has-zero-safe-injection-sites Itravenous drug users run the risk of higher rates of HIV and hepatitis infections, as well as the ever-present danger of overdose. A straightforward policy that could save lives and money across Canada, and has already been cleared by Canadian courts: supervised injection facilities. In a 2011 ...

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Un pas de plus vers une plus grande accessibilité à un antidote contre les surdoses de drogue

Source : http://www.journaldequebec.com/2016/02/26/un-pas-de-plus-vers-une-plus-grande-accessibilite-dun-antidote-contre-les-surdoses-de-drogue À la suite de la vague de surdoses mortelles de fentanyl connue l’an dernier à Québec, le CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale a fait un pas de plus vers un projet pour rendre plus accessible la naloxone, ce médicament antidote pouvant sauver des vies. Une demande de financement pour ...

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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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