Fentanyl Overdose

Joelle Tomlinson

Fentanyl Stole My Brother From Our Family

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.
Alamy

Overdose Deaths Prompt B.C. Warning

VICTORIA - B.C.'s health officer is asking emergency doctors and other health-care workers to be on the lookout for potential overdoses involving a powerful prescription painkiller.The Health Ministry...