Medical heroin, nurses and medical tourism
The needle and the study are done. UBC researchers conclude medical heroin is a more cost-effective treatment for addicts than methadone. We hear how it might influence policy in BC from Dr. Aslam Anis, the provincial health officer.
BC nurses' contract expires at the end of this month. BCNU President Debra McPherson says they need 2000 more nurses hired.
The Medical Tourism Research Group based at Simon Fraser University has published the first research report on the perceived health and safety risks for B.C.'s medical tourists. Valerie Crooks, associate professor of geography at Simon Fraser University and lead author of the study, explains.