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The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act: The Good, the Bad, and the Ineffective

In Canada, people who use drugs are dying in record numbers. Between January 2016 and September 2019, more than 14,700 people died of apparent opioid overdoses in this country. In Ontario alone, more than 1450 people died from opioid-related causes in 2018. The overwhelming majority of these overdoses and deaths involve fentanyl or its analogues, […]

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News Release: International experts release new report on responsible regulation of drugs

TORONTO, September 24, 2018 — The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network welcomes the new report, Regulation: the responsible control of drugs, published today by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, and calls on the federal government to study it carefully as Canada continues to struggle with an unabated crisis of overdose deaths.

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Letter to Government of Ontario Requesting Ontario Overdose Coordinator and Action Plan

“The Government of Ontario has taken some important steps on the issue of opioid overdose, including the provision of naloxone to select HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C programs. However, further action on overdose prevention and intervention is urgently needed to build on these initial steps.”

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