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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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Replying to @LuiseSmiley
Very tough situation. You need to find a physician who understands your situation and will prescribe.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 12
Basically disagree. "Precaution" options are slim to non-existent. Drugs are the main thing that keep some people alive. If they choose to continue using and the only supply available to them is poisoned, then please tell me what "precautions" they are supposed to take.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 12
We need a new approach to the opioid death crisis.
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Against Displacement Oct 11
A small victory for ! Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay says the City is no longer planning to enforce the Oct 12 injunction deadline, but will work with the Province as the trailer shelters are built. Thanks to all who spoke up!
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Marilou Gagnon RNPhD Oct 11
“There has been so much talk in the media about the cost of tent cities and homeless campers when the focus should be on the social and material cost of continuously moving and policing people due to stigma and hatred.”
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 8
In Canada, it took about 3 years for fentanyl and other potent synthetic opioids to TOTALLY replace heroin and most diverted pharmaceutical opioids being bought on the street. The results have been nothing short of catastrophic.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 7
Thanks Lorna
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 7
A narrative used to support the "war on the drugs" and the endless spiral of violence against drug users and drug dealers. While potent unregulated drugs are killing people, they only exist because of prohibition and deadly drug policies.
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Tommy Brothers Oct 5
At we heard consistent calls for the creation of a safe drug supply to combat fentanyl poisoning deaths, from activists, academics, and moms 1/
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Marilou Gagnon RNPhD Oct 5
Calling for the development of a drug policy reform movement at the “Pushing the Boundaries” plenary panel last night. Thank you to the wonderful photographer at for snapping this one 📸
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 5
Critical message from . A major policy shift is only possible through strategically building a movement. Doesn’t mean it has to take forever.
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 5
Neither sick nor guilty session at . Straight talk “addiction is not a disease”.
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Claire O'Gorman Oct 4
Yes! It’s more than access to education, transportation, income, etc - the SDOH are the social structures of power- how white supremacy, capitalism, and patriarchy privilege some above others impacts health in countless ways
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Elaine Hyshka Oct 3
Full press release from : Coalition of 90 organizations from across Canada calling for 1) distribution of safer supply of opioids; 2) decriminalization; and 3) scale up of services to address the unprecedented overdose epidemic killing 11 ppl a day.
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Corey Ranger Oct 4
Can you see how excited I am to meet ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ today? Thanks for putting together an amazing conference with such amazing advocates!
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 4
Ann Livingstone at talking about community organizing - you take people who are the most hated people in society and give them the opportunity to become community volunteers - everybody love volunteers.
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Elaine Hyshka Oct 4
I wish people were as angry about how poverty, trauma, and violence can impact the developing brain as they are about the potential harm of cannabis -
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SpeakEasy UNSW Oct 4
It's that time again! and grabbed the mics and headed north to record some episodes at in Portugal. In their first special ep they speak to .
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 3
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Dr Mark Tyndall Oct 3
Pleased to release the BC Overdose Action Exchange Report 2018. This captures a days worth of discussion with 160 key stakeholders. The ideas range from pragmatic to provocative. Two overarching themes - decriminalization and access to safer drugs.
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