Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:25 PM ET

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National Audio 7:25 PM ET

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NAT130 - (Overdose-Crisis) VICTORIA. x-04s. B-C's health minister is asking for federal help, after the provincial death toll from illicit drug overdoses skyrocketed to 914 people last year. The province's chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, says B-C is facing a long-term fight against fentanyl. ("..game changer.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The province will spend another 16-million dollars for more treatment services including beds, intensive outpatient services and the removal of financial barriers for medication to treat opioid addiction.

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NAT131 - (Overdose-Crisis) VICTORIA. x-06s. B-C is asking for federal help, after the provincial death toll from illicit drug overdoses skyrocketed to 914 people last year. The province's chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, says B-C has always had illicit drug overdose deaths, but fentanyl is making things more difficult. …

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