Overdoses Hit All-Time High In British Columbia On Welfare Wednesday (Crosstown Clinic)

Drug overdose calls in British Columbia hit a new high last Wednesday.

Emergency health services in BC, the westernmost of Canada’s 10 provinces, reported that 130 emergency calls for ODs came in on April 26, 2017 throughout the province, with nearly half of those coming from the Vancouver area. 

Currently, Providence Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver is the only facility in Canada that offers heroin-assisted treatment. This requires Providence to apply for special access to the drug for each patient every six months to have it imported from Switzerland.

Victoria Kim reports

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