Calls for greater access to life-saving treatment for stroke; Israel puts judicial reform on hold after widespread protests; and the rise and risk of ‘tranq dope’
An endovascular thrombectomy has proven to be an effective treatment for stroke patients. In some cases, they’ve allowed patients to walk out of the hospital mere days after being admitted in life-threatening conditions. Matt Galloway talks to Marleen Conacher, who was treated using EVT for a stroke in 2021; and discusses calls to make the procedure more widely available with stroke physician Dr. Michael Hill.
Then, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a pause on judicial reform after widespread protests. We talk to Washington Post reporter Steve Hendrix; Ronen Bergman, a Tel Aviv-based staff writer for The New York Times Magazine; and Michael Koplow, chief policy officer of the Israel Policy Forum, an NGO based in Washington.
And the animal tranquillizer Xylazine is showing up in illicit street drugs, putting drug users’ lives at even greater risk. We discuss the rise of ‘tranq dope’ with Dayn Kent, co-ordinator of the consumption and treatment service at the Regent Park Community Health Centre; and Dr. Aamir Bharmal, medical director of the Public Health Response Division at the BC Centre for Disease Control.