Supervised injection site wants to provide clients with medical-grade heroin (Crosstown Clinic)
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation wants to expand its health program to offer injectable opiates to combat the fentanyl crisis.
According to the foundation, 14 of its clients have died from overdoses since mid-November.
However, Providence Health Care's Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver is currently the only medical center in Canada supplying patients with medical-grade heroin. As of May, Crosstown Clinic had about 130 people in its program and a 600 person waitlist.
Lito Howse reports
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