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Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 102, Issue 3, pp 235–235 | Cite as

Re: Schechter MT, Kendall P. Counterpoint: Is There a Need for Heroin Substitution Treatment in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside? Yes There Is, and in Many Other Places. CJPH 2011;102(2):87–89

  • Meldon Kahan
  • Anita Srivastava
  • Martin T. Schechter
  • Perry Kendall
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meldon Kahan
    • 1
  • Anita Srivastava
    • 2
  • Martin T. Schechter
    • 3
  • Perry Kendall
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Family and Community MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.School of Population and Public HealthUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4.BC Ministry of Health ServicesVictoriaCanada

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