The city's chief medical officer of health said criminalization is not an effective way of addressing the drug poisoning crisis.
In some parts of Canada and the U.S., fentanyl is increasingly being cut with tranquilizers, fueling a dark new phase of the drug poisoning crisis.
B.C. Premier John Horgan has called on the prime minister to decriminalize all drugs.
And experts expect this year to be even worse.
In the Downtown Eastside, ground zero for Canada’s opioid crisis, a new wave of fatal overdoses has Vancouver's top doctor worried.
Some Vancouver harm reduction advocates are taking a DIY approach to B.C.’s intersecting health emergencies.
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These smaller communities in Canada are seeing nearly twice as many opioid poisoning hospitalizations compared to major cities.
This is a big deal.
Researchers say the overprescription of opioids has contributed to the overdose crisis in Canada.
Canada’s first in-depth study of release conditions found life-threatening consequences for users banned from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.