The cooperatives would function similar to buyers clubs of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s, letting members procure pharmaceutical opioids as safer alternatives to illegal drugs found the street.
A large group of drug users living in cities and towns across B.C. has put forward a plan its members maintain could significantly reduce overdose deaths.
The call is largely in reference to a detailed report that was published by the B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) last February.
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