Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:15 PM ET

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National Audio 8:15 PM ET

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NAT137 - (Overdose-Prevention) VANCOUVER. x-11s. B-C is opening several new overdose-prevention sites where people will be able to inject drugs with the supervision of trained staff equipped with the antidote naloxone. Provincial Health Officer Doctor Perry Kendall says people are injecting drugs and overdosing in back alleys. ("..calling 911.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Kendall says the facilities would be different from supervised-injection sites, which have a broader mandate including teaching people to inject safely and connecting them to addiction services.

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NAT138 - (Overdose-Prevention) VANCOUVER. x-11s. B-C's provincial health officer Doctor Perry Kendall says new overdose-prevention sites opening in the province would be different from supervised-injection sites. …

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