Group wants to set up Halifax overdose prevention site 'one way or another'

A group hoping to establish an overdose prevention site in Halifax's north end says it can't be up and running soon enough, but there are rumblings of opposition in the neighbourhood.
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U.S. health officials award $350 million to states struggling with opioid epidemic with goal of cutting overdose deaths by 40%
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Boston Medical Center has received nearly $90 million in federal funding to substantially reduce opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts communities. The hospital is one of four institutions selected to address the nation ’s opioid epidemic through the funding. The Boston hospital received $89 million to support an effort under a cooperative agreement backed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent over the three years. Boston Medical Center…
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B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, spoke with CBC's Mike Killeen at Victoria's The Harbour, an overdose prevention and supervised injection site.
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BACKGROUND: North America is experiencing a rising trend of opioid overdose exacerbated primarily in recent years through adulteration of the heroin supply with fentanyl and its analogues. The east coast of the United States has been particularly hard hit ...
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