Alberta should declare fentanyl public health emergency: B.C. advocate

Calgary Sun, May 20, 2017

As fentanyl overdose deaths in Alberta rise, a Vancouver-based advocate says Alberta would do well to follow her province's lead in declaring opioid-related deaths a public health emergency.

On the front lines in B.C.'s battle against their ongoing overdose crisis, Leslie McBain said Alberta's rising numbers of overdose deaths isn't going to slow without decisive action from the provincial government.

"The number of deaths in Alberta is rising," she said. "It's insane and inhumane to not do something about it."

Alberta should declare fentanyl public health emergency: B.C. advocate