A Naloxone injection needle. Naloxone injections can stop opioid overdoses. Saskatchewan's government announced on Sept. 2 that it would expand access to Naloxone in the province, as people there die of overdoses in record numbers. Photograph by Chris Schwarz, courtesy of the Government of Alberta
Nearly 100 years after hard drugs were outlawed in Canada, a stubborn opioid crisis is taking Canadian lives every day.
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