Posts Tagged: overdose

Police seize marijuana from an overdose prevention site: Advocate

An online video showing Vancouver police seizing marijuana from an overdose prevention site is raising eyebrows of advocates and medical experts … Google Alert – tofino

Advocates slam BC government ads meant to fight overdose crisis

An advocacy group is calling out the B.C. government for a string of advertisements meant to ease the stigma around drug use, saying the ads ignore … Google Alert –...

161 people died of illicit drug overdose in BC in March

A total of 391 people in B.C. died from illicit drug overdoses in the first three months of 2018, suggesting there is no sign over the opioid crisis easing....

Island Health issues overdose advisory in Port Alberni

Port Alberni has seen an increase in overdoses from heroin use this week—enough that the Island Health Authority has issued an overdose advisory for the community. “There has been...

Overdose data policy may not comply with FOI law, expert says

Scrubbing the number of overdose deaths in small towns last year from public releases has some science behind it, but experts say public bodies are likely taking the wrong...

BC launches emergency response centre to curb overdose deaths

The provincial government is launching a multi-tiered overdose emergency response centre to better connect regional and local social workers, health … Google Alert – tofino

111 people died of drug overdose in BC in June

That's an average of 3.7 people dying each day, and a 61-per-cent increase from the same period last year. A total of 780 lives have been lost to … Google...

Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

MINNEAPOLIS — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from a drug overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the … Google Alert – tofino