Pilot involves opioid replacement vending machines
Senior Airman Bryant Fisher, 2nd Maintenance Squadron maintainer, removes a tray of parts from a bench stock vending machine in the phase hangar on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 15. The machine tracks the precise inventory of each part by measuring the difference in weight before and after each transaction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren) (RELEASED)
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking at a number of options to curb overdose deaths.
Dr. Mark Tyndall says a vending machine could distribute opioid-replacement drugs to people with opioid addictions and a pilot project is underway….
Tyndall says right now people are buying potentially poisoned illicit drugs in back alleys and having a replacement therapy drug available at supervised consumption sites could save lives.