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Vancouver business association calls for ‘safe supply’ of drugs to prevent overdose deaths (Crosstown Clinic, PHC)

Charles Gauthier, the president and CEO of the Downtown Vancouver Business Association, called Wednesday for the federal government to expand “safe supply” drug programs. (Photo credit: Vancouver Courier)

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association is calling on the federal government to expand “safe supply” drug programs in the city and across Canada to prevent further overdose deaths.

Charles Gauthier, the president and CEO of the association, said Wednesday in a short YouTube video that such a move is needed to complement current life-preserving measures available to drug users.

In Vancouver, the Crosstown Clinic in the Downtown Eastside is the only facility in the city that operates a program where drug users have access to prescription heroin, which they use on the premises.

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