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7 suspected heroin overdoses reported in Vancouver

06/03/2014 11:16 EDT | Updated 08/03/2014 05:59 EDT
Police in Vancouver are warning drug users to be extremely cautious after receiving seven reports of suspected heroin overdoses in the city's Downtown Eastside.

In a press release, Sgt. Randy Fincham advised drug users to use the services of Vancouver's supervised injection site Insite, which has medical staff available to help.

The only legal supervised injection site in North America, Insite has seen more than two million visitors since it opened in 2003 and not a single death.

Police urge anyone seeing someone appearing to be in medical distress to call 911. Drug users who don’t feel well after injecting are urged to seek medical attention or help immediately.

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