Perry Kendall

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Name: Perry Kendall
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

West Nile Virus confirmed in two B.C. horses

Two horses in British Columbia’s Southern Interior region have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, prompting veterinarians to warn horse owners to have their animals vaccinated.A veterinarian noticed the symptoms – which include muscle tremors and ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

New York Times defends Rick Perry - Kendall Breitman

The New York Times' editorial board is telling readers that they have plenty of reasons to be upset with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but the veto that led to his indictment is not one of them."Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is one of the least thoughtful and most ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Drug Program Saving Lives: Report

DRUG PROGRAM SAVING LIVES: REPORTPatients in B.C. up 66 per cent over five yearsA program that treats illicit drug users by giving them methadone or another substitute is saving lives and money, the provincial health officer said Thursday.Dr. Perry Kendall ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Addicts Benefit From British Columbia's Methadone Program

A new report from British Columbia’s medical health officer has confirmed the methadone program throughout the province is saving both lives and money.The findings released by Dr. Perry Kendall show the rate of death for those using Suboxone and methadone ... [Published Fix.com - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Opioid substitutes falling short: top doc

The province’s top doctor says that with 40,000 estimated opiate drug abusers in B.C., the provincial opioid substitution program may only be meeting a third of the potential need.To date, B.C.’s opioid substitution program has 15,754 patients, according ... [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Music festival ODs lead to questions of legalization, regulation of ‘party drugs’

By | Daily Brew  –The rash of suspected drug-overdose deaths at music festivals in Canada this summer has public health experts scrambling for solutions.British Columbia's chief health officer caused a ripple this week by musing that maybe Canada should ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

B.C.’s methadone program saves lives and money, medical health officer finds

Dr. Perry Kendall’s report says the mortality rate for people in opioid substitution treatment is about half of what it is for those using street heroin.The report also says the annual per-patient costs for treatment programs in B.C. is about $4,200 compared ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

B.C. medical officer concerned over drug deaths at music festivals

WATCH: After several deaths at music festival around the country, what should be done about so-called ‘party drugs’? Julia Foy reports.Should B.C. change their approach to regulating “party drugs” at music festivals?“We don’t seem persuade people to stop ... [Published Global News Canada - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Look to other countries for advice on how to make festivals safer: BC’s top doctor

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – BC’s top doctor says it’s time to look at how other countries are making music festivals safer.The comments come in light of recent deaths at the Boonstock and Pemberton music festivals.Doctor Perry Kendall says in New Zealand there ... [Published News 1130 - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

HIV rate steady among gay, bisexual men

The head of ASK (AIDS Society of Kamloops) Wellness says a recent report showing the numbers of gay and bisexual men contracting HIV in B.C. as staying steady isn’t all that surprising.Bob Hughes also said the Interior’s relatively low HIV figures are ... [Published Kamloops This Week - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

B.C.’s top doctor says little risk of Ebola reaching us

“It’s obviously a tragedy for those countries and it really talks about the importance of having a basic health care infrastructure in place.”That’s the province’s Chief Medical Health Officer talking about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that’s killed ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Jul 31 2014]
Entities: Ebola, Perry Kendall, Risk
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

B.C. VIEWS: In defence of younger drivers

A recent column on the B.C. government’s decision to raise speed limits on portions of rural highways excited numerous comments from readers.Some questioned my suggestion that today’s new drivers are worse because they spend their formative years staring ... [Published BCLocalNews.com - Jul 29 2014]

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West Nile Virus confirmed in two B.C. horses [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 26 2014]
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Drug Program Saving Lives: Report [Published Media Awareness Project - Aug 11 2014]
Addicts Benefit From British Columbia's Methado... [Published Fix.com - Aug 11 2014]
Opioid substitutes falling short: top doc [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Aug 11 2014]
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Music festival ODs lead to questions of legaliz... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Aug 09 2014]
Health officials meet to tackle Methadose issue [Published Metro Canada - Aug 08 2014]
B.C.’s methadone program saves lives and money,... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 07 2014]
B.C. medical officer concerned over drug deaths... [Published Global News Canada - Aug 06 2014]
Look to other countries for advice on how to ma... [Published News 1130 - Aug 06 2014]
HIV rate steady among gay, bisexual men [Published Kamloops This Week - Aug 01 2014]
B.C.’s top doctor says little risk of Ebola rea... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Jul 31 2014]
B.C. VIEWS: In defence of younger drivers [Published BCLocalNews.com - Jul 29 2014]
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