BC Drug Deaths Bring More Demands for Change

published on August 16, 2022 by Moira Wyton in The Tyee

More than 1,000 people have already been killed by toxic drugs in British Columbia in the first half of 2022, according to data from the BC Coroners Service released today.

And after six months, the province is on track for the most deadly year in its history.

The poisoned drug supply killed 146 people in June, nearly five people per day.

With some deaths confirmed but not yet publicly reported from July, fatalities have soared to five digits since the public health emergency was announced over six years ago.

“In July, our province reached the terrible milestone of 10,000 deaths since the toxic drug death crisis was declared in 2016,” said chief coroner Lisa Lapointe today…

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