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Controlling dosages of drugs like THC is key to the experience of cannabis consumption, says Canadian company (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 00:00

With cannabis legalization just around the corner, one Canadian company is calling for the inclusion of cannabis concentrates in Bill C-45, the so-called “Cannabis Act.”

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Nearly all street drugs in Vancouver contain fentanyl, study finds (BCCSU)

Providence Health News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 00:00

More than 80 per cent of drugs sold as heroin on the streets of Vancouver don’t contain any heroin at all, while nearly all of the city’s street drugs contain the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to the findings of a pilot project led by the B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU).

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Shorter Telomeres May Predict Poor Outcomes in COPD (HLI & SPH)

Providence Health News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 00:00

Short telomeres may help predict poor outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the results of a study published in CHEST.

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Vancouver health authorities urge 2018 Pride partiers to test their drugs for fentanyl (VCH)

Providence Health News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:00

The 2018 Pride season is upon us. Where there's Pride, there's always a party. Where there's a party, there's sometimes drugs. And, in 2018, where there's drugs in B.C., there's often fentanyl.

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YES Project plans excite (Foundry)

Providence Health News - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 18:10

Youth advisors with the YES Project got their first look earlier this month at the design of the Foundry youth mental health centre opening downtown Penticton early next year.

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