'I was dead for 10 minutes': Vancouver's opioid overdose crisis

In Vancouver, on Dec. 13, nine people died of drug overdoses. Those nine deaths in a single night are part of an ongoing trend.

Over the past year, Vancouver-area hospitals have treated more than 6,000 cases of drug overdoses. Over 70 per cent of those cases are dealt with in the ER at St. Paul's Hospital downtown.

CBC reporter Natalie Clancy spent a shift in St. Paul's emergency department with the doctors and nurses on the front lines of the crisis at St Paul's hospital.

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