opioid crisis

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart is teaming with the General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit to test automated package delivery in Arizona. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

 

RCMP Cpl. Joanie Sidhu speaks about a seizure of illegal drugs, cash and a firearm during a news conference in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The B.C. Coroners Service says its latest data on illicit drug toxicity deaths show five people are dying every day in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

 

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, signage is pictured at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Walmart filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

 

COVID-19 reportedly played a role in opioid fatalities by reducing capacity at Red Deer’s overdose prevention site, so clients made fewer visits. (File photo by Advocate staff)
COVID-19 reportedly played a role in opioid fatalities by reducing capacity at Red Deer’s overdose prevention site, so clients made fewer visits. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta’s second-quarter Opioid Response Surveillance Report was released on Sept. 23, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Alberta’s second-quarter Opioid Response Surveillance Report was released on Sept. 23, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit
A new report says that despite decreases in the prescription of opioids across the province, the death rate from illegal drug overdoses has continued to rise, in an August 24, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

New study calls for new approach to tackling overdose crisis

VANCOUVER — Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis,…

A new report says that despite decreases in the prescription of opioids across the province, the death rate from illegal drug overdoses has continued to rise, in an August 24, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations

Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations

Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations

Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.’s First Nations
Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year

Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year

CALGARY — An Alberta pilot program meant to help some of the…

Alberta pilot program for tough-to-treat opioid users to end in a year
Drug-dispensing machine model should be expanded to fight overdoses: B.C. doctor

Drug-dispensing machine model should be expanded to fight overdoses: B.C. doctor

VANCOUVER — Don Durban holds his palm up to a screen on…

Drug-dispensing machine model should be expanded to fight overdoses: B.C. doctor
On Saturday, Sept. 14, members of Moms Stop The Harm visited Safe Harbour’s overdose prevention site with pizza to share. (Photo contributed)

Moms visit Red Deer’s overdose prevention site

Moms Stop The Harm meet in Red Deer

On Saturday, Sept. 14, members of Moms Stop The Harm visited Safe Harbour’s overdose prevention site with pizza to share. (Photo contributed)
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility…

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS                                An organizer displays a naloxone kit people can pick up for free as International Overdose Awareness Day training seminar takes place at Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C.

Alberta minister says families claim naloxone encourages drug users to take more risk

CALGARY — An Alberta government minister says families affected by opioid abuse…

File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS                                An organizer displays a naloxone kit people can pick up for free as International Overdose Awareness Day training seminar takes place at Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C.
Red Deer business owners have plans to turn the former Lotus Club into a residential drug treatment centre. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer business owners want to turn nightclub into drug treatment centre

Local investors want to model it after Calgary Dream Centre

Red Deer business owners have plans to turn the former Lotus Club into a residential drug treatment centre. (Contributed photo).
Nearly 1,500 died of illicit overdoses last year in B.C.: coroner

Nearly 1,500 died of illicit overdoses last year in B.C.: coroner

VICTORIA — More people fatally overdosed in British Columbia last year compared…

Nearly 1,500 died of illicit overdoses last year in B.C.: coroner
With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move

With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move

With the city moving ahead with a fenced-off supervised drug consumption site…

With drug consumption site approved in Red Deer’s Rail Lands, at least 2 businesses look to move
‘The crisis is not abating’: New stats show opioid deaths on the rise in Canada

‘The crisis is not abating’: New stats show opioid deaths on the rise in Canada

OTTAWA — Newly released statistics on opioid-related deaths in Canada through the…

‘The crisis is not abating’: New stats show opioid deaths on the rise in Canada
130 overdoses in one day has B.C. premier, addiction expert sounding alarm

130 overdoses in one day has B.C. premier, addiction expert sounding alarm

VICTORIA — One of British Columbia’s top addiction experts joined Premier John…

130 overdoses in one day has B.C. premier, addiction expert sounding alarm
Naloxone kits to counteract opioid overdose are available to drug users in Red Deer as the city works towards a supervised consumption site. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer sees more fentanyl deaths

There were 25 deaths in 2017 in Red Deer

Naloxone kits to counteract opioid overdose are available to drug users in Red Deer as the city works towards a supervised consumption site. (File photo by Advocate staff)

B.C.’s coroner says over 1,422 people died of illicit drug overdoses last year

VANCOUVER — Illicit drug overdoses claimed 1,422 lives in British Columbia last…