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October 18, 2017

Supervised consumption sites approved in Alberta Edmonton and Lethbridge are the first cities in Alberta approved to offer supervised consumption services to people at risk of overdosing.

October 11, 2017

Protecting minors from skin cancer To protect their health, youth under 18 will be banned from artificial tanning services starting Jan. 1, 2018.

October 6, 2017

Expanded opioid treatment helps more Albertans Detox beds and new treatment programs are being opened in Calgary and Edmonton. The expansion means more than 2,000 additional people will have access to opioid dependency treatments.

August 31, 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day: Statement from Associate Health Minister

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