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Dr Mark Tyndall
Executive Director BC CDC, Professor of Medicine UBC, Deputy Provincial Health Officer, advocate for public health and human rights, views are my own
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 15
Could a medically supervised distribution program be the answer to the opioid crisis?
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 14
Replying to @chngin_the_wrld
The first NFL game I have watched in 5 years. Well the last quarter. Pretty interesting.
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Nature is Amazing 🌿 Jan 14
Mind-Blowing Octopus color change 🐙 by IG@rubergnick
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 14
Replying to @hakique @IrfanDhalla
This whole mess has happened with increasing attention to stopping fentanyl from entering the system. We are living through the catastrophe of prohibition. It is not even reasonable to think that enforcement is part of a comprehensive approach. Enforcement makes things worse.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 10
Maybe - but that just makes it a drug crisis and feeds into the narrative that this is a drug problem and we must pursue that war on drugs. In fact it is an overdose crisis and we must address stigma, poverty, isolation, trauma and criminalization.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 10
I do understand the dilemma for public health in this type of situation but we must consider the unintended consequences/stigma/wasted resources as we search for 1 in a million chances of HIV transmission - esp when we do not invest enough in high risk transmission environments.
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BCCSU Jan 10
Details for the Vancouver book launch of "Busted: An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada" by 's brilliant Susan Boyd
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Kasia Malinowska Jan 9
“We need to end the stigmatization of people who use drugs, as this leads to discrimination & supports repressive drugs laws based on moral judgment.” – Ruth Dreifuss in latest report, “The World Drug PERCEPTION Problem” More here:
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Jane Philpott Jan 9
Canada has a long way to go - to achieve equity for Indigenous peoples, to end discrimination, to promote healing for intergenerational trauma - but fair funding, recognizing rights & respectful partnership with Indigenous peoples can help us advance along the path to justice
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Ryan McNeil Jan 6
Funny, all the super geniuses that I know want to end the drug war.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 3
Under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper, Mr Fantino was an outspoken critic of harm reduction and an advocate for harsh criminal punishment for drug use. This is not OK!
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 3
Insightful thoughts on stigma The single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic via
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Hakique Virani Dec 30
If you think the is actually about drugs and not about concentrating power and wealth in the dominant group, read this. And then shake the shizzle out of your head.
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You Had One Job Jan 1
Seems a bit harsh.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 2
As Canadians endlessly debate the issues around cannabis legalization, the major public health question is - what is the safest way to take it? Routes of administration for cannabis use - basic prevalence and related health outcomes:. - PubMed - NCBI
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TEDMED Nov 29
2017 Speaker believes that harm reduction and safe injection sites are key components of combatting the drug overdose crisis. Learn more about his work:
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Hakique Virani Jan 2
There might be questions about the effectiveness of warning labels, but there should be none about Public Health's authority (and obligation) to promote and protect public health.
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BCCSU Jan 2
Canada should look to California for lessons on implementing legalization alongside criminal justice reform to undo the decades of human rights and public health harms caused by prohibition
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Dr Mark Tyndall Jan 1
This is what anti-stigma looks like. Profiling real people living their lives. Showing some interest, understanding and empathy goes a long way. Thanks for your reporting.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Dec 29
The overdose crisis in British Columbia. Discussion about the way forward
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