Saturday, July 18, 2020

B.C. fentanyl overdoses setting records, again

B.C. recorded its deadliest month ever for drug overdoses. 175 people died in June, up from the record of 171 deaths set in May. Experts suggest that making dicetylmorphine (prescription heroin) more readily available would be one option to address the problem.
“It's simple. If you just give those to people … all these massive costs to society would just go away.” A total of 189 people have died of COVID-19 in B.C.