opioid crisis

Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year

CALGARY — An Alberta pilot program meant to help some of the…

 

Drug-dispensing machine model should be expanded to fight overdoses: B.C. doctor

VANCOUVER — Don Durban holds his palm up to a screen on…

 

Moms visit Red Deer’s overdose prevention site

Moms Stop The Harm meet in Red Deer

 

After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility…

  • Sep 16, 2019

Alberta minister says families claim naloxone encourages drug users to take more risk

CALGARY — An Alberta government minister says families affected by opioid abuse…

Red Deer business owners want to turn nightclub into drug treatment centre

Local investors want to model it after Calgary Dream Centre

Nearly 1,500 died of illicit overdoses last year in B.C.: coroner

VICTORIA — More people fatally overdosed in British Columbia last year compared…

With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move

With the city moving ahead with a fenced-off supervised drug consumption site…

‘The crisis is not abating’: New stats show opioid deaths on the rise in Canada

OTTAWA — Newly released statistics on opioid-related deaths in Canada through the…

130 overdoses in one day has B.C. premier, addiction expert sounding alarm

VICTORIA — One of British Columbia’s top addiction experts joined Premier John…

Red Deer sees more fentanyl deaths

There were 25 deaths in 2017 in Red Deer

B.C.’s coroner says over 1,422 people died of illicit drug overdoses last year

VANCOUVER — Illicit drug overdoses claimed 1,422 lives in British Columbia last…

New opioid awareness campaign underway

Two billboards up in Red Deer

Toronto drug squad officer dies of a fentanyl overdose, police say

TORONTO — An officer with the Toronto police drug squad died of…

‘Canada needs a better approach:’ Health groups want alternatives to opioids

CALGARY — An interim report released at a pain management conference suggests…

Health Canada approves safe injection site for Calgary; temporary site opens soon

Health Canada approves safe injection site for Calgary; temporary site opens soon…

Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two-day meeting in Edmonton

EDMONTON — The health implications of legalized cannabis and ways to combat…

Expert says put aside politics to act on overdoses

VANCOUVER — Canada’s political leaders must take bold action by joining forces…

Over 2,800 deaths last year linked to opioids: feds

TORONTO — At least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016…

Drug switch contributed to opioid crisis: users

VANCOUVER — Drug users trying to quit heroin are gathered for a…