Letter: Fentanyl a crisis that needs multiple solutions

By Helen Miller Six Nations District 4 Councillor In a series of stories in the national and local newspapers we learn that fentanyl, one of the most potent opioids,is being manufactured and sold on the streets today. British Columbia and its largest city Vancouver is in the grip of a fentanyl overdose epidemic that has killed 755 people. There were a reported 128 deaths in November alone with 13 deaths in one day. These deaths prompted the BC government to declare a Public Health State of Emergency. Illicit fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid smuggled in from China and often cut into heroin or pressed into fake OxyContin tablets is reportedly driving the increase in overdoses and deaths. Municipal mayors across Canada are preparing for the epidemic to hit their cities.In…

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