Opioid Deaths in Canada Were Falling, Then Came Coronavirus

Opioid Deaths in Canada Were Falling, Then Came Coronavirus

TORONTO—After a public-health push that focused on overdose prevention sites, methadone clinics and counseling services, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses finally began to fall in Canada last year.

Then, the coronavirus hit.

As cities across Canada locked down, the number of overdose deaths surged, putting the country on track to…

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