overdoses

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
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
News

Overdoses in Vancouver Have Reached Over 6,000 This Year—and It Isn’t Even Over Yet

Morgues in the city are now frequently reaching capacity due to fentanyl-related deaths.
Allison Tierney
12.7.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

One-third of voters say the debates will influence how they'll vote, the mayor lifts the curfew in Charlotte as protests continue, golf legend Arnold Palmer has died at 87, and more.
VICE Staff
9.26.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Fentanyl-Laced Coke May Have Caused Nine Overdoses in 20 Minutes in BC Last Night

Police in the BC town Delta say emergency crews were called to four places at the same time. Stay safe, fam.
Sarah Berman
9.1.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Most of Vancouver’s Heroin Supply Tainted with Fentanyl, Study Says

The city's safe injection facility found 86 percent of the drugs it tested this summer contained fentanyl.
Rachel Browne
8.31.16
News

Thirty-Six People Overdosed Within 48 Hours in Surrey, BC

Many reported using crack, and traces of fentanyl were found in some of the overdose cases.
Allison Tierney
7.19.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Canadian Music Festivals Still Can’t Test Pills for Fentanyl

In BC, where overdose deaths are up 74 percent, several festivals offer free drug testing. But even the country's harm reduction leaders won't have fentanyl testing equipment ready until next year.
Sarah Berman
7.17.16
column

New Bill That Proposes Amnesty For Drug Users Who Overdose is Just Common Decency

It's not hyperbole to say this law could be the difference between life and death for many Canadians.
Jack Urwin
2.23.16
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016

Governments around the world aren't making any great strides, so it looks like drug users are going to have to take it upon themselves.
Max Daly
1.6.16
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