B.C.’s first cohort of registered nurses (RNs) will complete their training this month to prescribe opioid use disorder medications — a Canadian first.
The latest data is equal to five lives lost from illicit drug overdose per day, according to BC Coroners Service.
“The deaths are mostly preventable. We must embrace all harm reduction measures, including a safe supply,” said Leslie McBain from Moms Stop The Harm.
There were 127 illicit drug overdose deaths across B.C. last month, according to a report from the B.C. Coroners Service.
Less than 15 per cent of overdose deaths in the province this year occurred outside, according to the BC Coroner’s Report. Over half of the people who died were in private residences.

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