Government of Canada supports expansion of innovative safer supply project to operate in four cities across Canada
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The MySafe machine resembles an ATM, and after verifying the patient’s identity with a palm scan, provides patients with access to their existing prescriptions for hydromorphone pills. As with other safer supply models funded by Health Canada, the patients are supervised by a healthcare practitioner and connected with important health and social services, including treatment.<br/>Through this innovative model, participants can access a safe supply, an important alternative to lethal street drugs. With a safer alternative being provided through this project, we can reach people living with an opioid use disorder who may face barriers accessing traditional methods of care, and can also prevent opioid overdose from increasingly toxic illegal drugs. Further, the machines support physical distancing measures in place with COVID-19, as accessing the medications does not require in-person contact.