BC Transplant says misunderstanding led to liver transplant human rights case

BC Transplant says a policy requiring patients to abstain from alcohol in order to be eligible for a liver transplant was dropped in the spring. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters) BC Transplant says a misunderstanding about the guidelines concerning alcohol abstinence and liver transplants...

Indigenous B.C. man denied place on liver transplant list challenges alcohol abstinence rule

The agency said it would be reviewing the case together with the Liver Transplant Team at Vancouver Coastal Health. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters) The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and an Indigenous man are filing a complaint at the B.C. Human Rights...

Pokemon Go player urges gamers to carry naloxone after saving overdose victim

Juls Budau posed with her naloxone kit for this photo using the Pokemon Go app filter. Budau had been playing the game when she saw a man overdosing in a church alley. (Shauna Lynn Russell-Petrie/Contributed) A Pokemon Go player helped...

‘They left him to die’: B.C. teen’s overdose death filmed on social media, family says

Aron Crimeni weeps while sitting in his son's bedroom in Langley, B.C. (Ben Nelms/CBC) Carson Crimeni was still breathing when his grandfather found him lying on the cement, in the dark, at a Langley Township skate park. But after paramedics...

Doctor won’t be disciplined for providing assisted death at Jewish nursing home in Vancouver

Dr. Ellen Wiebe was the subject of a complaint after she provided medical assistance in dying to a resident of a Jewish nursing home in Vancouver. (CBC) A Vancouver doctor accused of "sneaking in and killing someone" at a Jewish...

Now is the time for drug vending machines, UBC professor says

A harm reduction vending machine outside a health centre in Ottawa that provides clean needles and crack pipes. UBC public policy professor Dr. Mark Tyndall wants to install machines in B.C. that would also dispense drugs. (Jean Delisle/CBC) Worse than...

It’s time to install vending machines to provide addicts with clean drugs, UBC prof says

A harm reduction vending machine outside a health centre in Ottawa that provides clean needles and crack pipes. UBC public policy professor Dr. Mark Tyndall wants to install machines in B.C. that would also dispense drugs. (Jean Delisle/CBC) Worse than...

B.C. dentist who billed for work he didn’t do ‘crossed a serious ethical threshold’

Many of the complaints against Dr. Bin Xu involved children or elderly patients. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press) A Richmond dental surgeon who charged his elderly patients thousands of dollars for procedures he didn't perform and then refused to give them refunds...

LGTBQ advocates call for fewer restrictions on blood donations

Catherine Jenkins remembers feeling 'gross' when she realized that as a trans woman she wasn't eligible to donate blood. (CBC) Advocates of the LGBTQ community want Health Canada to change a policy which prevents gay men and trans women from...

LGBTQ advocates call for fewer restrictions on blood donations

Catherine Jenkins remembers feeling 'gross' when she realized that as a trans woman she wasn't eligible to donate blood. (CBC) Advocates of the LGBTQ community want Health Canada to change a policy which prevents gay men and trans women from...
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