Is the fentanyl situation an overdose crisis or a poisoning crisis? (BC Centre on Substance Use)

When someone drinks too much, we call it alcohol poisoning. 

When someone takes too much of a drug, we call it an overdose. 

Dr. Christy Sutherland, an addiction medicine physician with the BC Centre on Substance Use and the medical director for the Portland Hotel Society, says “overdose” is the wrong word. 

Jeremy Allingham reports

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