Drugs

O.P.P officers guard 55 kilograms of cocaine during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Federal prosecutors are being instructed to criminally prosecute only the most serious drug possession offences and to find alternatives outside the criminal justice system for the rest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

Feds launched a national consultation on supervised-consumption sites this week

 

A man injects drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis, says the lead author of a new study that highlights a prevalence of overdoses involving non-prescribed fentanyl and stimulants in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

New study calls for new approach to tackling overdose crisis

There have been more than 15,000 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada since 2016

 

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

Recent data shows a major spike in the number of people dying from toxic illicit drugs due to the pandemic

 

FILE. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Federal prosecutors receive new guidelines against prosecuting minor drug offences

Guideline directs prosecutors to focus upon the most serious cases raising public safety concerns

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B.C. premier asks Trudeau to reduce stigma of illicit drug use as deaths climb

B.C. premier asks Trudeau to reduce stigma of illicit drug use as deaths climb

Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use

Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use

Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use

Police chiefs call for decriminalization of personal drug use
The pharmacy staff at Rimbey Pharmasave are working hard to safely and quickly get your medications and other products to you during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Your prescriptions during COVID: What you need to know

Rimbey Pharmasave making sure you get what you need

  • Apr 6, 2020
The pharmacy staff at Rimbey Pharmasave are working hard to safely and quickly get your medications and other products to you during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Your pharmacists at Rimbey Value Drug Mart, Janet Herzog and William Poggemiller, are able to help remedy many minor ailments, with either over-the-counter or prescription medications.

5 ways pharmacists can help with health woes

In Rimbey, Value Drug Mart is a good first option to remedy your minor health conditions

  • Mar 16, 2020
Your pharmacists at Rimbey Value Drug Mart, Janet Herzog and William Poggemiller, are able to help remedy many minor ailments, with either over-the-counter or prescription medications.
FILE - The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

Alberta man who took magic mushrooms found not guilty of assaulting professor

Judge accepted that Matthew Brown didn’t remember the attack and found him not guilty

FILE - The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)
FILE - A sample of drugs seized in Edmonton on June 5, 2019. (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team handout)

Alberta expanding number of ‘drug treatment courts’ to battle addiction

The government says it will spend $20 million over the next four years

FILE - A sample of drugs seized in Edmonton on June 5, 2019. (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team handout)
NDP leader Rachel Notley, gives a concession speech after election results, in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Changes to senior drug benefits are cruel, won’t save money: Notley

Province plans to end benefits for spouses and dependents of seniors

NDP leader Rachel Notley, gives a concession speech after election results, in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson