COLLINS – People die from drug overdoses as Ottawa sits on its hands

WELL, MAYBE it’s not quite as bad as that, but it’s pretty close. I cannot believe that we are not moving more quickly in dealing with the incidence of drug overdoses and deaths, particularly relating to the proliferation of fentanyl in the drug community.

collins-colhedWhile overdose statistics are going through the roof, the federal government still hasn’t declared a health emergency. The B.C. government is dealing with the problem quickly, but federal help is necessary to really apply the measures needed to combat the issue.

Last week, B.C. incurred the highest number of overdose-related calls ever to 9-1-1. We have had 622 deaths to the end of October.

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3 Comments on COLLINS – People die from drug overdoses as Ottawa sits on its hands

  1. Lawrence Beaton // December 1, 2016 at 1:11 PM // Reply

    Maybe (perish the thought), they need an increase in drug overdose deaths in their backyard, like Ottawa.

  2. Can’t get beyond (Read more)

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