Family doctors key in B.C. fight against fentanyl (Dr. Scott MacDonald)
A tag hanging from a dead man's left toe says the cause of death was an overdose of fentanyl, “unknowingly taken with other drugs.”
The cadaver draped in a white sheet is displayed in transit ads funded by the Vancouver Police Foundation and represents 922 people who died in British Columbia from drug overdoses last year alone.
Patients take those two drugs under supervision at the Crosstown clinic in Vancouver, the only such facility in North America, but lead physician Dr. Scott MacDonald said so many people who haven't responded to other treatment could benefit if the program were expanded.
Camille Bains reports
Providence Health Care President and CEO Dianne Doyle