This post illustrates a petition I started last year on change.org which came to be after I read a shocking and offensive article in Colorado Springs’ The Gazette newspaper, in which the writer discusses the Mayor at that time’s position on the always brought to the floor but always rejected bill, rewritten each time it gets brought before the floor, trying to get a needle exchange program in the City of Colorado Springs, a city boasting nearly 700,000 people. 987 more words
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When you explain the concept to people, it is often received with the exact same cry of confusion regardless of personal prejudice. Giving heroin addicts the very needles they will use to sustain their own self destructive habit seems as far away from helping them as giving a pet rat a pile of warfarin with its evening meal. 1,904 more words
In the world of healthcare, there are many buzzwords that are thrown around, and many people (including myself for a long while) consider them interchangeable. For example, there is a more significant difference between equity in equality than just the spelling. 1,354 more words
TORONTO – The city’s medical officer of health is urging Toronto to introduce supervised drug injection sites for intravenous drug users, according to reports.
David McKeown is reportedly poised to release a report Monday which calls on the city to create between three to five facilities providing a safer atmosphere for drug users to inject pre-obtained narcotics under a nurse’s supervision in order to curtail overdoses. 402 more words