Vancouver OD deaths keep rising

From the Vancouver Sun:

More than 20 temporary supervised injection sites opened in Vancouver, Victoria and across the province and a mobile medical unit was deployed — although medical staff have since been withdrawn — in the Downtown Eastside, all of them kitted out with life-saving naloxone and trained staff. More than 3,000 overdose events have been safely managed since late December.

Despite these measures, more than 100 people have died due to drug overdose so far this year in Vancouver, a pace that would see 400 people dead by the end of the year. There were 216 overdose deaths in Vancouver last year and 922 in the province, roughly five times the number for an average year.

And, the provincial context from David Juurlink:

 

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