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Surrey safe-injection sites approved to supervise snorting drugs or taking them orally

Two Surrey drug injection sites became the first of its kind to get approval from Health Canada to allow users to snort illicit substances or take them orally under medical supervision. 536 more words

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Providence police investigating reported drug overdose

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence police detectives are investigating a reported drug overdose, and police are still looking for signs of foul play.

Providence police tell Eyewitness News a 24-year-old female was found in a basement apartment in a home on Julian Street around 8 p.m. 64 more words

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First known case of carfentanil in Nova Scotia surfaces: medical officer

As Nova Scotia prepares to battle the rising threat of fentanyl, the province’s chief medical officer has confirmed illicit drugs seized last week are likely to contain carfentanil — a synthetic drug health officials and police across the country say is 100 times more potent than fentanyl. 629 more words

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48 anti-overdose boxes to be installed around RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An emergency room doctor and faculty member at Brown University’s school of medicine is gaining national attention for creating a lifesaving tool design to combat the opioid epidemic. 277 more words

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'It rips a part of you away': grieving Saskatoon father speaks out against fentanyl

Michael Davidson tragically lost his daughter to a suspected fentanyl overdose after exhausting every avenue in his power to keep her safe.

“I was at work that afternoon and I got a phone call that told me I needed to get to her apartment because she barely had a pulse and she was hardly breathing,” said Davidson. 462 more words

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New center services designed to help Fall River fight addictions

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — As the United States fights a growing number of addictions — many related to opioid medications — the city of Fall River is establishing a part-time center focused on giving people resources and help to fight the grip of addiction. 282 more words

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Metabolism is life sustaining and sum of all chemical reactions for growth and death of cells

Metabolism (from Greek: μεταβολή metabolē, “change”) is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. The three main purposes of metabolism are the conversion of food/fuel to energy to run cellular processes, the conversion of food/fuel to building blocks for… 2,830 more words

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