Record-Breaking Number Of Overdoses In The DTES And Across Metro Vancouver

published on April 28, 2017 by Steele & Drex in CKNW

This week has seen record-breaking numbers of overdose numbers in the DTES and across Metro Vancouver – telling us:

  • That the fentanyl crisis may be getting worse, not better, even after all the funding and naloxone availability and efforts to ban pill presses
  • That the “Welfare Wednesday” system isn’t working.

GUEST: Lindsey Richardson – Research scientist with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Assistant Professor at UBC in sociology of health and illness & substance use

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