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The federal government's response is so far from appropriate, so far from adequate and so far from stemming the tide of death that many have lost hope.
He found the woman in an apartment lobby.
An Ohio officer suffered an accidental overdose after a drug arrest.
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Sherri Kent said doctors told her Michael likely overdosed on the drug.
"It's desperate times in Vancouver."
The dramatic video captures a very real side of the opioid crisis.
B.C. officials say they are pleased with the RCMP's plan.
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The health minister was in B.C. to discuss fentanyl deaths.
Charges are yet to be laid.
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Andrew Frye was found dead at a hotel in suburban Ohio.
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Authorities are still investigating how Prince obtained the drugs.
Ontario just announced that it is starting its war against addiction and deaths from opioid overdoses by targeting the elderly and disabled. Beginning in January 2017, Ontario will no longer cover the cost of higher doses of certain pain medications on its drug benefit formulary.
Fentanyl, which is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine, was linked to hundreds of overdose deaths in B.C in the first six months of this year.
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"It's frightening and it's something that all of us should be concerned about."
It's 100 times stronger than fentanyl.
The health minister says fentanyl appears to be playing a central role in the increase of deaths.
"Once you start it, there's no stopping.''
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“I don’t think we’ve come anywhere near the peak of this yet.”
"This really is a disaster"
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The kit contains naloxone, which is used as an opioid overdose treatment in emergency departments.
There were 145 fentanyl-related deaths in Calgary last year.
Fentanyl stole from me, from my family and from countless others across Canada. I've had items stolen from me before. In high school, someone broke into my locker and took my iPod. I remember my mom telling me, "Life goes on." Last year, someone stole funds from my bank account. Life goes on. Sometimes, though, it doesn't. On February 28, 2015, my older brother took what he thought was an Oxycontin tablet while he was out partying. He went home, he went to bed and he never woke up.
Calgary teen Anthony Hampton was paralyzed and left with serious brain damage after unknowingly taking fentanyl.
"Awareness has got to be part of the solution to this horrible thing."
"He's not what we could consider, in our mind's eye, the typical overdose."
Fentanyl is a potentially deadly synthetic narcotic that is up to 100 times stronger than morphine.
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