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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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Worth a shot? Locals balk as city considers heroin-injection facilities

Source : http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2016/43/br-heroin-injection-sites-2016-10-14-bk.html Are they high!? The city is considering opening facilities where heroin users can safely shoot up under medical supervision, but some advocates in areas such as Bay Ridge and Sunset Park — where opiate addiction is raging — say the plan is bonkers and warn that finding ...

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To combat drug overdose, address the stigma

Source : http://www.metro.us//news/to-combat-drug-overdose-address-the-stigma/zsJphE—3vehRfA5s3hY/ For most people battling drug addiction and their families, standing up to the stigma is another hurdle entirely. The shaming stares and discrimination imposed by neighbors, friends, classmates or coworkers, in church or at grocery stores, is tangible. And painful. From that sense of alienation was born ...

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Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction

Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dea-kratom-schedule-i_us_57c5c263e4b0cdfc5ac98b83?section A new DEA push against kratom shows drug warriors haven’t learned from past failures. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving to place the herbal supplement kratom on its list of Schedule I drugs, effectively banning a naturally occurring psychoactive substance that some say holds promise as ...

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Le nombre de surdoses explose dans un centre d’injection supervisé de Vancouver

Source : http://www.lactualite.com/actualites/le-nombre-de-surdoses-explose-dans-un-centre-dinjection-supervise-de-vancouver/ Le personnel d’un centre d’injection supervisé de Vancouver a reçu cette semaine un nombre inhabituellement élevé de consommateurs de drogues injectables qui ont fait une surdose. Une porte-parole de l’agence des services de santé Vancouver Coastal, Carrie Stefanson, ne pouvait expliquer pourquoi le site Insite avait connu, ...

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