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Vancouver health agency floats $6 million take-home drug plan for addicts (Dr. Mark Tyndall, BCSSU, Crosstown, SPH)

Colin Ross at Pier Health Resource Centre in 2018 (Photo credit: Vancouver Courier)

I’m old enough to remember the fight to get the Insite supervised drug injection site open on East Hastings Street in September 2003.

It’s an understatement to say it was controversial.

We saw some of that expansion occur earlier this month.

Dr. Mark Tyndall’s MySafe Project is an 800-pound dispensing machine secured to a floor in a Downtown Eastside building that allows registered users to access free hydromorphone pills and take them home.

Read the full story on the Vancouver Courier.

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