opioid crisis

Dr. Randal Mason outside the AIDS Vancouver Island’s new health clinic at 111-2787 Jacklin Rd. The clinic, which opened in October, provides opiate substitution therapy to people suffering from addictions. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

The West Shore’s only opiate therapy clinic seeks funding

Clinic could be affected if funding cannot be secured

Dr. Randal Mason outside the AIDS Vancouver Island’s new health clinic at 111-2787 Jacklin Rd. The clinic, which opened in October, provides opiate substitution therapy to people suffering from addictions. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced changes at UVic’s School of Nursing

Nurse practitioners in B.C. can now prescribe opioid substitutes
Providence Crosstown Clinic (Providence Health Care)

As feds ease access to prescription heroin, B.C. could see relief: doctor

Doctor at only clinic in Canada to offer medical-grade heroin says federal move good for B.C.

Providence Crosstown Clinic (Providence Health Care)
Fentanyl testing strips used at Insite in Vancouver (Vancouver Coastal Health)

B.C. launches new drug-checking program, expands fentanyl testing

The program includes new machinery that tests illicit drugs, as well as fentanyl testing strips

Fentanyl testing strips used at Insite in Vancouver (Vancouver Coastal Health)