opioids

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point served about 213 clients last month. (Contributed)

Downtown overdose prevention site gets one-year extension

131 overdose reversals at the Red Deer site

 

Police say there will be no criminal charges involving a Lethbridge supervised drug consumption site. (File photo)

Missing money found, no criminal charges involving Alberta drug site: police

Province still has concerns and won’t restore funding

 

This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 photo shows Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The Justice Department says on Wednesday, Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. OxyContin is the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 photo shows Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The Justice Department says on Wednesday, Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. OxyContin is the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
O.P.P officers guard 55 kilograms of cocaine during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Federal prosecutors are being instructed to criminally prosecute only the most serious drug possession offences and to find alternatives outside the criminal justice system for the rest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

Feds launched a national consultation on supervised-consumption sites this week

O.P.P officers guard 55 kilograms of cocaine during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Federal prosecutors are being instructed to criminally prosecute only the most serious drug possession offences and to find alternatives outside the criminal justice system for the rest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kevin Cunningham, a health promotion worker with Turning Point, distributes harm-reduction supplies on Tuesday. Red Deer recorded eight fentanyl deaths in the first three months of the year, the highest rate in the province. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Kevin Cunningham, a health promotion worker with Turning Point, distributes harm-reduction supplies on Tuesday. Red Deer recorded eight fentanyl deaths in the first three months of the year, the highest rate in the province. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
(Photo by Advocate staff).

Red Deer denied funds for addictions treatment

Red Deer has been left off the list of communities that will…

(Photo by Advocate staff).
Health Minister Tyler Shandro has announced Alberta is joining the class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Alberta joining class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

CALGARY — The Alberta government says it’s joining a class-action lawsuit to…

Health Minister Tyler Shandro has announced Alberta is joining the class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Art Gutierrez injects a dose of heroin. He recently watched a friend die after taking a lethal dose of fentanyl. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

New Trudeau-Trump opioid plan helps rebuild frayed relations from trade talks

New Trudeau-Trump opioid plan helps rebuild frayed relations from trade talks OTTAWA…

Art Gutierrez injects a dose of heroin. He recently watched a friend die after taking a lethal dose of fentanyl. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges
With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move

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…

With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move
Safer opioids actively being reviewed for epidemic: chief public health officer

Safer opioids actively being reviewed for epidemic: chief public health officer

OTTAWA — Public health officials across the country are seriously considering increasing…

Safer opioids actively being reviewed for epidemic: chief public health officer
Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

OTTAWA — Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its…

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids
To serve and protect during the opioid crisis

To serve and protect during the opioid crisis

Red Deer RCMP and Emergency Services suit up against dangerous drugs

To serve and protect during the opioid crisis
Naloxone kits to counteract opioid overdose are available to drug users in Red Deer while the province waits to determine if the city needs a supervised drug consumption site to respond to the opioid crisis. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Naloxone kits to counteract opioid overdose are available to drug users in Red Deer while the province waits to determine if the city needs a supervised drug consumption site to respond to the opioid crisis. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Union officials say opioids endanger guards

EDMONTON — Union officials say opioids are spreading to prisons and that’s…

First Nations 3 times more likely to die of ODs

VANCOUVER — First Nations in British Columbia are three time more likely…

N.S. court approves opioid lawsuit settlement

N.S. court approves opioid lawsuit settlement

HALIFAX — Jayne Turner couldn’t change an out-of-court deal in a lawsuit…

N.S. court approves opioid lawsuit settlement

Opioid use suspected in Calgary crashes

CALGARY — A man high on fentanyl or some similar powerful opioid…

Ottawa OKs imported drugs to treat opioid addiction

Ottawa OKs imported drugs to treat opioid addiction

TORONTO — Provinces and territories are now able to import urgently needed…

Ottawa OKs imported drugs to treat opioid addiction

Mayors urge federal leadership on opioid crisis

VANCOUVER — Mayors across Canada are calling for federal leadership on the…