The report on Ontario overdose deaths also suggests a disproportionate number of racialized drug users are dying during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office for National Statistics reports that poverty is the main driver of record fatal drug overdoses.
Data obtained by VICE News shows at least 2,450 Canadians have died this year, in part because of lockdown measures and an unstable drug supply.
We arranged a meeting in Shanghai with a synthetic-drug merchant for our podcast “Painkiller: America’s Fentanyl Crisis.”
A judge ruled that the site would not violate federal drug laws, over the objections of the Trump administration.
Deaths of despair are part of the downward trend.
Deaths caused by the synthetic opioid doubled every year from 2013 to 2016, a new study found.
People are still "dropping" by the dozens in one New Haven green.
Something worse than fentanyl is making its way east, Terry Lake says.
Public health officials overlooked more than 70,000 opioid-linked deaths from 1999 to 2015, according to the study.
Thats a 24-fold increase since 2000.
Data obtained by VICE News shows that some provinces have seen methadone prescriptions double in five years. Healthcare experts say decriminalization of all drugs is needed to curb overdose deaths.