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

Global News Edmonton, May 31, 2017

“The new Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission will guide the province’s continuing work and ensure each action we take will reduce the harms to opioid users, their families, their communities and first responders,” Payne said.

“I’m pleased that the family voice is being included on the commission,” said Petra Schulz, a member of MSTH who was selected to be on the commission.

“My son Danny died of an accidental overdose. I don’t want one more family to suffer such a tragic loss. Today’s announcement gives hope that lives will be saved.”

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