Day before Groundhog Day edition

Toxic-drug supply claims nearly 2,300 lives in 2022 in BC. As the province’s drug toxicity public health emergency continues into its 8th year, at least 2,272 British Columbians lost their lives to toxic drugs in 2022. That’s only 34 fewer than the 2,306 deaths reported to the agency in 2021…By Health Service Delivery Area in 2022, the highest rates were in Vancouver, Northwest, Northern Interior, Thompson Cariboo and Fraser East. By Local Health Area in 2022, the highest rates were in Vancouver – Centre North, Terrace, Merritt, Hope & Prince George…

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