overdoses

opiods

America's overdose crisis keeps getting worse. Fentanyl isn’t the only drug to blame.

Deaths caused by the synthetic opioid doubled every year from 2013 to 2016, a new study found.
Keegan Hamilton
3.21.19
Drugs

Former BC Health Minister Warns Ontario a New Opioid Disaster Is Coming

Something worse than fentanyl is making its way east, Terry Lake says.
Travis Lupick
7.30.18
addiction

Canada sees dramatic rise in methadone patients as the opioid crisis worsens

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.
Rachel Browne
3.27.18
Opioids

Canadian cops published alleged coke dealer’s cell number after a spike in drug overdoses

Saskatoon police are urging anyone who bought cocaine from the alleged dealer to turn it in because it might be laced with fentanyl.
Rachel Browne
3.12.18
Opioid Crisis

Meet the women fighting to save a small city from the opioid crisis

One woman known as “Mama Bear” spends her spare time trying to rescue young drug users from falling through the cracks
Rachel Browne
2.14.18
addiction

Sault Ste. Marie residents are mobilizing against the city’s opioid crisis

“It’s going to be a lengthy battle, it’s not going to happen overnight.”
Rachel Browne
2.13.18
Stress Week

Grief and resilience on the frontlines of the worsening opioid overdose crisis

Harm reduction workers in Canada cope with their own mental health issues as friends and coworkers die of overdoses
Rachel Browne
12.4.17
fentanyl

The DEA probably can’t arrest the Chinese drug kingpins it just indicted

Keegan Hamilton
Josh Marcus
10.17.17
opioid

Canada just adopted a law protecting people who report drug overdoses

The Good Samaritan law, which provides legal protection for those who call 911 to report an overdose, comes as Canada grapples with an overdose crisis
Rhiannon Johnson
5.4.17
Indigenous issues

How an Indigenous Neighbourhood Patrol Is Fighting Overdoses in Winnipeg

Bear Clan Patrol began as a response to 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s disappearance, and has since found new ways to serve a hurting community.
Geraldine Malone
4.5.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Heroin Was Responsible for One in Four Overdose Deaths in 2015, Says CDC

Opioids—including prescription painkillers and fentanyl—also accounted for the overall majority of overdose deaths last year.
Brian Moylan
2.24.17
Drugs

Lab Tests Confirm Carfentanil Has Tainted Metro Vancouver’s Street Drugs

The super-potent elephant tranquilizer has been suspected as the cause of a massive increase in overdose deaths beginning in November.
Sarah Berman
2.1.17
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