Health Canada Authorizes Second Supervised Consumption Site in Canada


Food and Drug Law
Food and Drug Regulatory LawSupervised consumption sites provide a controlled space where people can bring their own illicit substances to consume under the supervision of health-care professionals, and gain access to other health and social services including treatment. This month, Health Canada approved Vancouver's Dr. Peter Centre, a world-renowned HIV/AIDS treatment and support facility, to operate as a supervised consumption site. As such, the Dr. Peter Centre has been granted an exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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