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Public vote awards opioid detector philanthropic innovation prize [Video]

On May 6, 2021,  a research project with the potential to revolutionize the opioid addiction recovery process won the Bradshaw Audience Choice Award at VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s BMO Capital Markets Innovators’ Challenge, presented in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

In 2020 alone, over 1700 British Columbians lost their lives to opioid overdose. Despite current treatment options, overdose deaths have increased over 22 times in the last decade because of high potency illicit opioids like fentanyl. Withdrawal can be an incredibly difficult and painful experience, making Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT), in which increasingly smaller amount of drugs are used to ease withdrawal symptoms a popular treatment option. Accurately gauging a proper starting dose is a difficult balancing act, as starting too low can increase a patient’s chance of leaving treatment.

Dr. Martha J Ignaszewski’s team is developing a devicethat is better able to measure an individual’s salivary opioid load, …

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From Australia man recording No air, no leaving the room for 338 hours, second time in my 11 days here someone has totally smashed up there room, babies crying. You go crazy being all alone. Is this really necessary. I myself had 9 negative tests before being denied to quarantine at home and I am vaccinated. Why ? What is the price of Victorians mental health ? does any one actually care ? This guy is threatened to be gassed by authorities if he doesn't calm down. Posted By Persist