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UPDATE: Health emergencies: Four weeks for COVID, four years for opioids (Crosstown Clinic)

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Drug users plead for doctors, pharmacists to adhere to new guidelines

As British Columbians mark four weeks of COVID-19 isolating Tuesday, the province‘s addiction community marks a deadlier four-year anniversary.

It’s a dark day on the calendar, marking April 14, 2016, the day Victoria declared a public health emergency as the number of opioid fatalities began rising in B.C.

Medication is restricted to oral doses and excludes prescription injectable heroin, which continues to be offered to some 100 patients at the Downtown Eastside’s Crosstown Clinic.

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