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Health minister says a change to Harper’s anti-Insite law likely needed to meet rising overdose deaths

Source : http://www.straight.com/news/826771/health-minister-says-change-harpers-anti-insite-law-likely-needed-meet-rising-overdose Since fentanyl arrived on Canadian streets and illicit-drug overdose deaths began to skyrocket, cities across Canada have attempted to open supervised-injection sites like the one called Insite, which has operated in the Downtown Eastside since 2003. No city—including Vancouver, which has sought to open additional sites—has yet ...

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Une étude canadienne associe la cocaïne à la dysfonction et aux lésions rénales chez certains utilisateurs

Les personnes vivant avec l’infection au VIH sont plus à risque de subir des lésions rénales. Ce problème des dommages aux reins se produit pour une raison particulière : le VIH infecte des cellules essentielles des reins et y cause de l’inflammation. Les reins enflammés accomplissent moins efficacement leur tâche principale ...

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UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legality-uk-government-finally-admits-marijuana-has-a-medicinal-effect-a7355941.html The government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that Cannabidiol (CBD) has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions” when administered to humans, in a potential milestone in the campaign to legalise cannabis and bring about evidence-based laws regarding drugs. The review ...

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Québec débloque 12 millions pour des centres d’injection supervisée à Montréal

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/Montreal/2016/09/28/003-centres-injection-supervisee-montreal-quebec-12-millions.shtml Le gouvernement du Québec investira plus de 12 millions de dollars sur trois ans pour l’implantation de centres d’injection supervisée à Montréal. Il s’agira des premiers endroits du genre au Québec. Une partie de cette somme servira à aménager les locaux de ces centres. On souhaite ainsi qu’ils ...

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Canada now allows prescription heroin in severe opioid addiction cases

Source : http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/09/07/canada-now-allows-prescription-heroin-in-severe-opioid-addiction-cases.html Health Canada has amended regulations allowing doctors to prescribe heroin to people who are severely addicted to opioids. The government says the country is facing an opioid overdose crisis and health-care providers need help in treating patients suffering from chronic dependency. The change to the former Conservative government’s ...

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Heroin OD deaths more common during recovery

Source : http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/10/22/heroin-od-deaths-more-common-during-recovery/92456144/ Bange was aware of some of the medications that she could have used to help with cravings and withdrawal, Karen Cunningham said, adding she believes that Bange used a medication, possibly Suboxone, at some point in her recovery. Bange stopped because she considered it a « a Band-Aid, » Karen ...

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