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Highlights, International, Sports

Canadian rider cleared, but team still banned from Olympics

Most people may not know it, but there is a court to judge international sport and that court has exonerated a Canadian show jumper on charges of taking banned drugs. Nicole Walker placed fourth, as did the Canadian team, at »

Society

Toronto police make a record multi-million dollar drug and gun seizure

A man with no previous criminal history has been charged in one of the biggest single gun and drug arrests in Toronto. Police say that 22 Division learned of drug trafficking in an otherwise peaceful neighbourhood in the municipality of »

Health, Politics, Society

Vancouver votes to decriminalize all drugs, a first for Canada

On Wednesday Vancouver city council voted unanimously to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs within city limits.  The move comes as a result of years of suggesting that criminal charges only keep the problem, and addictions in the »

Economy, Health, Society

Sales of cancer medicines in Canada nearly tripled over past decade: report

Sales of cancer-fighting medicines in Canada have nearly tripled over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion in 2019, according to a report by the federal Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. According to the Oncology Medicines in Canada chartbook released by »

Health, Society

Canadian police leaders call for public health approach for illicit drug use

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) recommended on Thursday that police agencies across the country recognize substance abuse and addiction as a public health issue, and that the federal government decriminalize the personal possession of illicit drugs. The »

Health

Quebec’s health institute warns against use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

Quebec’s health institute has warned against using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for patients who are suffering from a COVID-19, according to a statement released on Sunday.  The Institut National d’excellence en santé et en service sociaux, or INESSS, said that despite »

Health, International

COVID-19 cure? Major international efforts underway

Laboratories and researchers around the world are desperately working to find a cure for this new and deadly virus. As of Monday morning, there were at least 350,000 known cases of infection world-wide with more than 15,000 deaths according to »

Health, Society

Drug needles for prisons: legal challenge

Challenge wants government to provide clean needles for addicts Both the law and the theory hold that drugs are illegal and not allowed in prison. In practice it’s a different story, and because of a scarcity of syringes in prison »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Taking a different perspective on world drug problem

The respected and influential medical journal The Lancet, recently published a series of researched articles on the world illicit drug situations. The purpose was to begin to change the perceptions around illicit drug use and develop evidence-based policies in dealing »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Opioid crisis: What effect from a major court decision against drug company

Every day people in Canada and the U.S. are dying from drug overdoses, most of which are connected to opioids. Now, an Oklahoma judge has made what is considered a landmark decision against a drug manufacturer holding them responsible. Johnson »