STS Pain Phar­macy

Times Colonist - - The Cap­i­tal - ST­SPAIN.COM Run­ner Up: Out­looks for Men

STS Pain Phar­macy is not only a phar­macy, but a cen­tre where peo­ple in ad­dic­tion re­cov­ery and/or fac­ing home­less­ness can find ser­vices to help them. Ini­tia­tives in­clude cre­at­ing a pro­gram where clients re­ceive free rides to ap­point­ments (doc­tor, pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer and hospi­tal) and pro­vid­ing peo­ple with­out ID, who are en­rolled in drug re­cov­ery pro­grams, the op­por­tu­nity to cash their gov­ern­ment cheques with­out pay­ing a fee. STS phar­ma­cists are also en­gaged in the opi­ate drug cri­sis and have re­ceived a fed­eral grant in con­junc­tion with the Uni­ver­sity of Vic­to­ria to de­velop a de­vice able to de­tect Fen­tanyl in il­licit drugs. Where peo­ple see an epi­demic, STS Pain Phar­macy sees an op­por­tu­nity to help oth­ers and ad­vance science.

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