Drug Use

What Is Affecting Vancouver's Mental Health Crisis?

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A man wielding a knife threatens to kill passersby, another man says he'll burn down an apartment building and kill everyone inside, and a...

A Public Vote Shouldn't Decide Drug Users' Access to Health Care

Scott E. Bernstein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Scott E. Bernstein

Imagine if your city government decided to take a public vote to determine whether you and your family members should have access to health care. Based on what the public decides about your mother and her illness, and not what her doctors think, your city government says it will pass a bylaw that prevents her and others in her situation from receiving that treatment in their home community. Preposterous and unreasonable? Absolutely.

Let's Buy Drugs in Costco Quantities

Martin Singh | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada
Martin Singh

A Toronto Star article recently identified three potential areas of savings under bulk purchasing of drugs that amounted to $2.48 million, $968,000, and $325,000. While these amounts are significant, it is just barely scratching the surface of what the potential savings could be from bulk purchasing and tendering of medications in Canada.

Illegal Drugs Used By 200 Million Annually Worldwide

CBC | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Living

Globally, about 200 million people use illicit drugs each year, according to new research, with use highest in developed countries. Approximately 1...

Free, Clean Crack Pipe Program Launching In Vancouver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Among the impoverished drug addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, crack cocaine users face an extra hurdle to feed their addiction. ...