Provincial government must do more to ensure safe drug supply, says dad of overdose victim

published on August 28, 2019 in CBC News - BC

A B.C. man whose son died of fentanyl poisoning is calling on the provincial government to do more to ensure a safe drug supply.

John Hedican’s son, Ryan, died on a Vancouver job site in 2017.

The 26-year-old was a loving older brother to two siblings and had just finished eight months of recovery at a facility in New Westminster before going back to work as a third-year electrician.

“He loved his family and was looking forward to getting his life back [but] part of the disease of addiction is relapse,” Hedican told host Gloria Macarenko on CBC’s On The Coast

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