Real -time overdose data to guide B.C. response to public-health emergency

Randall Hall’s worst overdose happened in the fall of 2014, Thanksgiving long weekend, in a Gastown alley he had frequented many times before.

A friend had warned him of the exceptionally potent heroin that was circulating. Even the half-point (50 milligrams) he had was enough to cause another long-time heroin user to overdose. “I advise you not to take the full half,” the friend cautioned.

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