Firsthand Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic

A new wave of synthetic drugs is set to flood into Canada, the first version having already killed thousands of Canadians. This potent documentary looks at the problem through the eyes of people whose lives have been significantly changed by fentanyl, including a drug cop, a street nurse, an underground chemist and drug-world insider — not to mention the families ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2017

News in Review - November 2019 Vaping Alert: Are E-Cigarettes Really Safe? New

E-cigarettes were designed to help smokers quit, but they’ve turned into a popular habit for many young people. Teens are enticed by the flavours, colours and allure of the product. But a growing number are falling ill with lung-related issues, and in the United States several have died. While no one product or ingredient has been linked to the illnesses, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2019

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The Nature of Things Wasted

We are riding a wave of enormous change in addiction research and treatment, yet most Canadians don’t know it and – what’s worse – neither do their doctors. In the documentary Wasted, therapist and alcoholic in recovery Mike Pond, along with his life partner filmmaker Maureen Palmer, take viewers on a very personal journey of discovery. They reveal clues to what ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/01/2016

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 3

A 17-year-old prodigy is changing the way we look at the world. An award-winning epidemiologist embarks on a mission to change how we think about drug addiction, and a young man fights against deforestation. In this episode: Kahlil Baker, Maya Burhanpurkar and Dan Werb.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

The Fifth Estate Welcome Back, Big Tobacco

Popular in Canada, electronic cigarettes are promoted as a less harmful way to smoke, and big tobacco companies are hoping to cash in. The Fifth Estate's Mark Kelley takes a look at the industry and where it may be headed. He speaks to some who sing the praises of non-combustible tobacco use. Public Health England believes that nicotine-containing e-cigarettes will help ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2017

The Fifth Estate You Bet Your Life

This one-hour program investigates the effects of VLTs — Video Lottery Terminals. Gambling is no longer considered a sin or vice; instead our provincial governments not only operate these terminals, but they also take 50% of the profits. Children are the fastest growing group of compulsive gamblers. The report highlights how the terminals affect compulsive gamblers and the larger impact ...
  • 2004
  • 00:38:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2015 ​Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a prescribed pain medication, but it’s fast becoming one of the most deadly street drugs in Canada. One hundred times more potent than morphine, this seemingly innocuous drug is relatively easy to get. Overdoses are growing at an alarming rate, and not just among hardened users. Now health officials are sounding the alarm.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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News in Review - December 2016 ​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts

Giving free drugs to addicts seems like an oxymoron, but a controversial program in Vancouver is doing just that. The Crosstown Clinic allows addicts to get access to safe pharmaceutical-grade heroin and the tools to allow them to use without the risk of overdose, crime or infection. The program permits users to function in fairly normal lives, but it’s not ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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