A few weeks into a new system to access a safe supply of drugs there’s a few points I’ve noticed again and again – to summarize briefly, i hear it’s not perfect! Well no. It’s pandemic access. It’s Emergency Dope.
Well, They have to do better, more, different, etc. But you know They will never get it right. They can’t, because these programs – the clinical programs – are for them, not us. They have to do this or that – but who are you talking about, exactly?
Safe Supply for all is *our* responsibility. as users. And who will do it, in a good way, other than us? Access for all means creating many options. Nothing will work for everyone, except having choices. There are many possibilities, from clinical to legalized retail.
We can do it all, and more. It’s. not. a. competition. It’s a challenge to completely change the illicit economy into one that doesn’t kill people. There isn’t much time.
FEW LAYMAN know the meaning of “B.P.” on the label of a medicinal product. Yet it’s no secret. It stamps that product as conforming to the standards of quality specified in the “British Pharmacopoeia”
This book of standards for the protection of the public has been maintained since 1864 by physicians and pharmacists. Hence the standards of the “B.P.” have come to represent the law of the land.
It is a remarkable tribute to the great work that physicians and pharmacists have carried on for over three score years – a work designed to make available to the public medicinal products of standard uniform quality.
THE PHARMACIST must not only know well the standards of the “B.P.” but he must be skilled in the compounding and care of the hundreds of medicinal products he handles. Your Doctor relies on him when sickness comes. He is trained in College and by experience to be accurate, and to judge and appreciate high quality. His professional services and the sacrifices he is often called upon to make in the public welfare entitle him to a large measure of the good will of the community he serves.
⇣ this is how to do things with the past
it is really easy to forget or not constantly remember that there is nothing inevitable or natural about the ways we all live now, in the present. it doesnt have to be this way.
I just happened to have made this .gif of Clr Hector Bremner a month or two ago – so when the news broke that bazillionaire influence-buyer Peter Wall had paid the bills for the third-party pro-Hector billboards that popped up all over town although apparently neither Hector or his bros knew anything about any billboards! – i had it ready.