Vancouver Sun, Feb. 25, 2022
Are BC’s drug experiments worsening the crisis?
“It is indeed an experiment with vast and multi-generational implications. It is also really a human experiment without informed consent because the evidence in terms of randomized controlled trials, meta-analysis reviews is zero.”
Julian Somers of SFU’s centre for applied research in mental health and addiction reviewed 839 safe-supply studies for the committee as background for its members.
None of the studies was based on randomized trials, which are considered the gold standard for scientific research. And, there was no systematic review of their findings.”