Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER. X-17s. Experts from five European countries are in Vancouver to discuss their medical heroin programs, and they're hoping Canada can learn from their example. The researchers have toured Vancouver's Crosstown clinic -- the only facility in North America that provides supervised injections of heroin to the most chronic drug users. Mayor Gregor Robertson says hundreds of overdose deaths just in his city point to the need to expand the Crosstown clinic, but provincial governments are more concerned about the up-front costs than saving lives now and reaping savings later.

(" ... treatment and recovery.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Robertson heads an opioids task force of 13 mayors across Canada, and they're calling on all provinces to take action.

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