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First Oregon, now B.C.: Why drug decriminalization faces renewed questions

First Oregon, now B.C.: Why drug decriminalization faces renewed questions

Last September, as Oregon faced an ever-increasing rate of fatal drug overdoses, a new study concluded the state’s first-in-the-U.S. decriminalization policy was not to blame. The study found that based on similar overdose rates in other states before and after the first year of decriminalization, overdose deaths in Oregon would have risen at essentially the

Federal government rejects Toronto’s request for drug decriminalization

Federal government rejects Toronto’s request for drug decriminalization

The federal government has rejected a request from Toronto to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use after an increasingly bitter public spat over the city’s ask. On Friday afternoon, Health Canada issued a statement confirming the request had been refused, something the Ontario provincial government asked the federal body to

Wegovy now in Canada: Who should (and shouldn’t) use the weight-loss drug – National

Wegovy now in Canada: Who should (and shouldn’t) use the weight-loss drug – National

After years of persistent shortages, Canadians can now access Wegovy, an on-label weight loss medication, made by the same manufacturers of Ozempic. Novo Nordisk’s drug officially hit the shelves on Monday, marking its availability despite being greenlit in Canada since 2021. Wegovy’s arrival holds promise for those battling obesity and diabetes.Yet, as excitement brews, questions

Listeria fears spur recall of T&T meat and vegetable products  – National

Listeria fears spur recall of T&T meat and vegetable products  – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Several meat and vegetable products from three brands are being recalled in Canada due to concerns over listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued warnings on Saturday for T&T Kitchen, Kingwuu and Juewei brand items, advising consumers against consumption due to the potential risk of