Buying time

July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The article reports on the appeal made by Canada regarding the British Columbia Supreme Court ruling on medical exemptions under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Health minister Tony Clement believe that it is better to spend money for treating and preventing drug using rather than spending it on safe injection, he also noted that there are uncertainties in the efficacy of InSite. Ian Pitfield of the Supreme Court said that injection of controlled substances leads to addiction and that rehabilitation is the best alternative.


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