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Special Report: B.C. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe addresses increasing overdose deaths

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Vista Radio conducted an interview Wednesday with Lisa Lapointe, B.C.’s Chief Coroner.

We touched on a number of topics including:

  • The number of illicit drug deaths in B.C. this year already outpacing the 2019 year-end mark
  • Border closures and reduction of services playing a role in a more contaminated drug supply
  • Would giving Naloxone kits to the general public be considered helpful?
  • Is the large volume of deaths taking a toll on the coroners and other medical personnel?
  • Why are men are making up the vast majority of deaths?
  • Are paramedics at risk of getting burned out due to the public health emergency?

LISTEN HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW:

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