New government data shows Alberta carfentanil deaths increased by 330% in 2017

As politicians, health authorities and first responders try to get a handle on Alberta’s opioid crisis, new figures released by the province show there was a significant uptick in the number of carfentanil deaths in 2017 from the year before.

Just last week, the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons published a letter about the opioid crisis which suggested doctors helped create the crisis and now need to help solve it. “Over-prescribing of opioid painkillers contributed to the crisis, in part because physicians were told to treat pain more aggressively, and that opioids were a safe way to do it,” the open letter reads.

Original Article (Globalnews.ca):
New government data shows Alberta carfentanil deaths increased by 330% in 2017
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