Overdose Crisis: An Interview with a Coroner Who’s Had Enough

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Currently, the US and Canada are leading the world in drug overdose deaths. In the US, it is projected that there will be over 70,000 drug overdose deaths this year. Here in British Columbia alone, it is projected that we’ll have over 1,400 overdose deaths by the end of this year. This problem is only getting worse. To get a fuller picture of what’s happening and just how significant this issue is, the Apologetics Canada team interviewed a coroner on the front lines who’s had enough.

Links & Articles

Dr. Thomas A. Andrew

As Overdose Deaths Pile Up, a Medical Examiner Quits the Morgue from New York Times

Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever from New York Times

Fentanyl is the next wave of America’s opioid crisis from The Economist

City of Vancouver’s 2017 drug overdose numbers already surpass 2016 total; estimate 400 deaths by year end from Global News

Alberta’s Indigenous people three times more likely to die from opioids from Calgary Herald


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