Toronto overdose deaths jump dramatically

Source : http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/09/21/toronto-overdose-deaths-jump-dramatically.html A 41% rise in nine years is blamed in part on increasing use of heroin and fentanyl. Peter Leslie remembers that late spring day well. While standing in the lobby of a Parkdale apartment building, someone told him a man was overdosing on heroin upstairs. Leslie rushed into ...

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Methadone program pioneer now says program isn’t working

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/methadone-program-pioneer-now-says-program-isn-t-working-1.3234892 A man who helped start the province’s methadone program says he no longer thinks methadone is a good way to treat narcotics addictions. « Get off drugs, get involved with long-term treatment and counselling. That’s where I think money would be better spent, » said Ron Fitzpatrick, executive director of ...

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Marijuana prohibition can do more harm than good, doctors tell federal parties

Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/marijuana-pot-legalize-cmaj-1.3236904 If Canada’s new government chooses to legalize marijuana beyond medical use then it should get into the business of controlling its supply and sale to prevent the rise of a « Big Cannabis, » addiction specialists say. Cannabis policy could be an issue ahead of October’s federal election. The governing ...

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Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

Source : http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/15/colorado-just-became-the-first-state-in-history-to-collect-more-taxes-from-marijuana-than-alcohol/ No state has ever generated more tax revenue from marijuana than alcohol—until now. The Colorado Department of Revenue, according to recently released figures, just brought in $70 million in taxes relating to marijuana, compared to less than $42 million for alcohol taxes, over the course of a year. ...

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Le naloxone, un antidote efficace contre le fentanyl

Source : http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2015/09/14/004-fentanyl-naloxone-antidote-services-sante-alberta.shtml Services de santé Alberta affirme que des trousses d’un produit médical appelé naloxone ont sauvé la vie d’au moins quatre personnes qui ont souffert d’une surdose de fentanyl à Calgary au cours de l’été. Près d’une centaine de trousses de naloxone ont été distribuées à des patients dans le ...

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