I must say, I've been fairly impressed with the changes made by our new Liberal government and Minister of Health, Jane Philpott. While the reaction time has been lagging, some significant steps have been taken in order to help protect the health and lives of Canadians who use drugs. While we aren't even halfway through 2016, let's take a look at what's changed so far this year!
The 2014 holiday season in Canada is set to mark the arrival of a very different sort. Approximately 200 opiate addicts in British Columbia will receive legally prescribed laboratory-manufactured Heroin all the way from Europe. After a long drawn out legal battle over the right to access this treatment, prescription heroin (or diacetylmorphine), is on track to be legally available to eligible patients by the end of the year; just in time for Christmas.
How did this landmark decision in Canadian addiction treatment become possible? Let's take a look back...
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
- Blog Mistress -
- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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