OTTAWA — Health professionals from across Canada are gathered in Ottawa to discuss a growing, urgent health crisis — opioid addiction, overdose and death.
Here is a by-the-numbers look:
Six or seven — Number of Canadians who die daily from opioid overdose, according to Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins
One in eight — Deaths of Ontarians 25 to 34 years in 2010 related to opioids.
100 — Number of times fentanyl is more powerful than morphine.
488 — Number of illicit drug deaths in British Columbia as of the end of August 2016, according to the coroner, roughly 61 deaths a month.
655 — Number of fentanyl-related deaths in Canada between 2009 and 2014, according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.
800 — Number of illicit drug overdose deaths expected in British Columbia in 2016, half of which are expected to involve fentanyl.