Vancouver hits grim milestone as 100 people die from overdoses in 3 months (Crosstown Clinic)

One hundred people have died from suspected overdoses in Vancouver in the first three months of 2017.

The death rate puts the city on pace for 400 deaths this year, almost double the 215 people who died of suspected overdoses in 2016 when the public health crisis was first declared.

The city is calling for the expansion of the Injectable Opioid Assisted Therapy to another 450 people. The Crosstown Clinic currently offers the lifesaving treatment to 140 people.

Jeff Hodson reports

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