The need to promote public health in the field of illicit drug use

Wainberg, Mark A.
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/21/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 11, p1395
Academic Journal
This article discusses two articles that shed light on policies that Canada should adopt to stem the spread of HIV infection among users of illicit drugs. In the first article, Evan Wood and colleagues provide a summary of the findings from the evaluation of the supervised safer injecting facility established in Vancouver, British Columbia in September 2003. In another article, Fischer and colleagues report on their assessment of opioid use patterns and related social and health indicators in the multisite OPICAN cohort.


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