Deaths

Drugs

More Drug Users Are Intentionally Using Fentanyl Amid Overdose Crisis, Study Finds

The way we think about harm reduction and fentanyl should change, Canadian researchers suggest.
Luke Ottenhof
5.24.19
2017

2017 Was the Year Chaos Became Normal

This was the year we started to accept, things might feel weird for a while.
Angus Harrison
12.13.17
"Absolutely shameful"

Ontario sees 68 percent spike in opioid overdose deaths this year

Harm reduction workers are alarmed at the deaths they say could have been prevented
Rachel Browne
12.7.17
Drugs

Like Trump, Trudeau Hasn’t Publicly Criticized Philippine Drug War Deaths

After two days in Manila, Trudeau has remained mum on the country’s thousands of killings.
Allison Tierney
11.13.17
Drugs

Why Drugs Cause Women More Harm

Fewer women use drugs than men, but more are dying as a result of substance misuse.
Emily Goddard
10.11.17
News

The Death Toll for Opioid Deaths Last Year in Canada: 2,458

Experts say the number highlights the lack of action from the federal government.
Allison Tierney
6.7.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Charlie Murphy Has Died at 57

The legendary comedian passed unexpectedly after a battle with leukemia.
Drew Schwartz
4.12.17
Drugs

More Than 200 British Columbians Died of Drug Overdose in the First Two Months of 2017

Front line advocates are calling on the feds to declare a national health emergency, and start tracking cross-country deaths.
Sarah Berman
3.17.17
Drug crisis

More than 900 People Died of Drug Overdoses in BC Last Year

December proved to be the deadliest month of the year, with 142 overdose deaths recorded. Fifty-one of those deaths were in Vancouver, averaging more than one per day.
Sarah Berman
1.18.17
column

Canada’s Opioid Crisis: It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

The federal government is holding a conference for a "national dialogue" on the opioid crisis. It could do more harm than help.
Dr. Hakique Virani
11.16.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

We Still Have No Idea How Many People in Canada Have Died of Fentanyl Overdoses

Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott told us that's "shameful."
Rachel Browne
9.27.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

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."
Allison Tierney
9.8.16
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