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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s opioid-related deaths have been rising since the coronavirus pandemic began, the country’s chief public health officer said on Friday. An intravenous (IV) drug user fills a syringe with street drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside as the local health unit has started providing a "safe supply" of narcotic alternatives to combat overdoses due to poisonous additives and to help support addicts and the homeless into practicing social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jesse Winter. Theresa Tam highlighted British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost... Full story

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