The Effects of COVID-19 on the Illegal Drug Supply


This webinar will explore how regulations put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are inadvertently contributing to an increasingly toxic illegal drug supply and how this shift has both increased health harms and created policy opportunities. Presentations will highlight different perspectives, including systems-level epidemiology data, findings from a local drug checking program and experiences shared by people who use drugs.


Dr. Jane Buxton, Physician Epidemiologist and Harm Reduction Lead, BC Centre for Disease Control

Karen McDonald, Operations Manager, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation

Matthew Bonn, Safe Supply and Drug Policy Consultant, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs

Date: August 17, 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., EST – Register now

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