‘We will lose an entire generation’: St. Paul’s doctor speaks out on fentanyl crisis (Dr. Del Dorscheid)
Dr. Del Dorscheid fears B.C. is at risk of losing an entire generation of drug users if policy-makers and medical professionals don’t tackle the root cause of addiction first.
As a critical care doctor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver, Dorscheid is on the front lines of an overdose crisis that he says shows no signs of abating.
“The problem is that we still have three, four, five deaths every day from fentanyl and that’s unchanging,” he said.
Jon Azpiri reports
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