Instead of forcing people into substance use treatment, provinces should work with municipalities and health boards to expand life-saving safe use sites and tackle the housing crisis.
Children aged under six years shouldn’t have cough syrup. It’s not only ineffective, it can be harmful.
From Tupac to Jay-Z, many a rap artist has set pen to paper to pay homage to the women who gave them birth.
Health Canada continues to monitor newly approved drugs to determine if the benefits identified in the pre-market trials hold up to further scrutiny. Canadians need better access to that information.
They tend backyards brimming with cactus varieties, consuming the produce. Prudence Gibson meets a hidden group of gardeners and ponders the allure – and – danger of psychoactive plants.
Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs, yet acetaminophen overdose is a leading cause of liver damage. It can be easily prevented.
Don’t be intimidated by the package insert that comes with your medication. Learning how to read it can help you better understand how drugs work.
Malaysia and Indonesia have been considering whether to follow Thailand in legalizing the use of cannabis, particularly for medical purposes. But another country could serve as a better example.
There’s a lot we don’t know about how Queenslanders will be able to get their pills tested in future. But here’s how other countries do it.
Poppy seeds can become contaminated with opiates during harvesting. For the US Defense Department, invoking a ‘poppy seed defense’ may not be enough to rule out a positive drug test result.
Decriminalization helps recharacterize drug addiction as a chronic health condition instead of a criminal activity, reduces the stigma associated with drug use and improves treatment options.
Photographing the lives of women meth users in rural America.
If you think your medicine may be contributing to overheating, it’s very important you keep taking your medicine. Discuss your symptoms with your pharmacist or doctor.
As British Columbia begins a new era in drug policy, the drug poisoning crisis continues without an end in sight.
Supervised consumption sites provide essential community connections and services for those who use them. By closing them, governments are risking the welfare of people who use drugs.
Alberta’s new policy on psychedelic-assisted therapy for mental illness may set a precedent that moves Canadians one step closer to accepting psychedelics as medicinal substances.
The pharma industry claims lower prescription drug prices will mean less access to new medication for Canadians. It’s an old threat that pits profits against patients’ rights to affordable drugs.
Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
There are around 200 supervised injection facilities around the world but the UK government remains opposed to their introduction
Impaired insulin receptors in the blood vessels between the blood and the brain may contribute to the insulin resistance observed in Alzheimer’s disease.