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Vancouver’s Unconventional Approach to Its Fentanyl Crisis

Vancouver’s Unconventional Approach to Its Fentanyl Crisis

Update: 2022-09-029
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 An influx of Fentanyl, a highly lethal synthetic narcotic, has aggravated the opioid crisis in the United States and prompted communities to scramble for ways to lower the skyrocketing rates of overdose deaths.

In Vancouver, a Canadian city that has been at the forefront of innovative approaches to drug use, a novel and surprising tactic is being tried: It’s called “safer supply.”

Guest: Stephanie Nolen, a global health reporter for The New York Times.

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Vancouver’s Unconventional Approach to Its Fentanyl Crisis

Vancouver’s Unconventional Approach to Its Fentanyl Crisis

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