Primary health care providers play an important role in the overdose crisis

(Article first published in Hospital News.)

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Since 2016, over 17,000 people have died in Canada from overdose, a public health crisis made worse by the overlapping coronavirus pandemic that has forced marginalized communities into public health-mandated isolation with less access to health services. It is an unprecedented time bringing into sharp relief society’s health inequities and inadequacies of our current drug policies. [Keep reading]

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