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Federal Funds Allow BC-CFE to Expand Access to Safer Drug Supply

In response to the ongoing overdose crisis, which has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government this week announced more than $15 million for four community-based safer drug supply projects in B.C.

Of that funding, approximately $3.6 million over three years will go toward a safer supply program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for people at risk of overdose and death due to the increasingly toxic illegal drug supply that has been in circulation during the pandemic. In partnership with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, this project will offer a personalized, low-barrier approach, with a variety of opioid medications available and extended operating hours. It will also help connect patients to primary care, peer support workers, and social workers.

Read the full article here at Federal funds allow BC-CfE to expand access to safer drug supply | The Daily Scan (