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Alberta commission to tackle overdose crisis - The Globe and Mail

Alberta has launched a new commission, equipped with a $30-million budget, to guide its response to the overdose crisis. But while the provincial government described the steps as an "aggressive" approach to a soaring number of overdose deaths, details ...and more »

Alberta declares opioid public health crisis, announces $30M increase and new panel to address deaths -

WATCH ABOVE: The Alberta government has declared a public health crisis in response to the increasing number of deaths due to opioid overdoses in the province. Tom Vernon explains. X. - A A +. Listen. The Alberta government has declared a public health ...and more »

'Our aim ... is to keep people alive': Alberta invests $30M to deal with opioid crisis -

The Alberta government is setting up a 14-member commission with a $30-million budget to deal with the skyrocketing numbers of deaths caused by overdoses of fentanyl and other opioids. The Minister's Opioid Emergency Response Commission will be chaired ...and more »

Alberta government creates new commission to combat opioid crisis - Edmonton Journal

The government is looking for new ways to combat the spread of deadly drugs like fentanyl as a worsening opioid crisis grips the province. A new commission announced Wednesday will assemble a diverse group of people affected by the problem and will ...and more »

Alberta government to announce 'aggressive' plan to tackle opioid crisis -

The Alberta NDP government will unveil an "aggressive" plan to tackle the opioid crisis Wednesday. In a news release Tuesday, the government said associate health minister Brandy Payne will announce new actions the province is taking to address the ...and more »

Paula Simons: 'Aggressive' measures to fight fentanyl crisis might miss the people at greatest risk - Edmonton Journal

Many of those dying from fentanyl aren't stereotypical addicts. They're largely suburban, largely young men of 30-34. Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal. Published on: May 31, 2017 | Last Updated: May 31, 2017 6:29 PM MDT. The Alberta government has ...and more »

Braid: Alberta takes a big step in fight against opioid deaths. It's about time - Calgary Herald

That's pretty obvious after 113 fatalities already in the first three months of this year, after 363 in 2016. Overdoses now kill more people in Alberta than traffic crashes and homicides combined. In 2011, there were only six deaths from this scourge ...and more »