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Despite Mounting Death Toll, Alberta Still Won’t Declare a Public Health Emergency over Fentanyl

One prominent Alberta addictions doc calls the province's reasoning "nonsense."

Counterfeit fentanyl pills, pictured above, are commonly referred to as "beans" by users in Alberta. Still via 'DOPESICK'

The Alberta government stated Wednesday that it still will not be declaring a public health emergency over fentanyl. Despite urging from Liberal leader Dr. David Swann, Associate Health Minister Brandy Payne said in an interview that the province is standing its ground on refusing to label its opioid crisis as an official emergency.