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B.C. drug overdose crisis, deadliest of long career, says health officer

Among the medical diplomas, certificates and degrees on Dr. Perry Kendall's office wall is a framed copy of a newspaper with a headline that screams, "City Doctors Give Okay to Socialized Medicine."...

Made-in-Canada approach to opioid addiction gets nod from prominent medical journal

The recommendations include discouraging rapid detoxification as a remedy and encouraging the use of overdose-reversing drug naloxone as a first-line treatment, rather than methadone.

Fentanyl a main cause in surge in B.C. drug deaths this year: coroner

The proportion of deaths where fentanyl was detected in toxicology tests jumped to about 60 per cent.

Overdose deaths could be reduced if more B.C. doctors used database: report

Just 30 per cent of B.C. doctors are enrolled in the PharmaNet program, which lets them track if patients are abusing opioids by getting prescriptions elsewhere, warn experts.
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FATAL FENTANYL: Authorities scrambling following death surge in Vancouver and beyond

Sixteen people overdosed in Vancouver on Sunday alone — including six in one hour — from heroin that police suspect was laced with fentanyl.

Vancouver woman dies from ecstasy overdose

A  22-year-old Vancouver woman died in an overdose due to a fatal reaction to what is believed to be ecstasy, police reported today. Despite death and overdose, therapeutic Ecstasy shows...

Reactions to death at #OccupyVancouver

The death of a young woman at the Occupy Vancouver protests sparked controversy on social media about the protest movement, which has been in Vancouver since October 15.   "Woman confirmed...