Opioid crisis: 25 per cent of St. Paul's ER visits are overdoses

A year after B.C.'s top doctor declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, the number of people dying is still skyrocketing and causing untold devastation to families.

At the epicenter is St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver, where 25 per cent of emergency room visits are now overdoses.

Health care workers say they're using more naloxone on drug users, which means there's more potentially-deadly fentanyl in their system to remove.

Mi-Jung Lee reports

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