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Opioid Overdose: Additional Independent Resources

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Opioid overdose snapshot
http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Educational%20Materials/Epid/Other/61718%20BCCDC%20Opioid%20Fact%20Sheet%20V3R1%20(F4)%20042418%20WEB.pdf

Maps and infographics:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/data-reports/overdose-response-reports

B.C. Coroner’s Report: Drug related deaths 2012 – 2020  (Posted April 2020)
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/birth-adoption-death-marriage-and-divorce/deaths/coroners-service/statistical/fentanyl-detected-overdose.pdf

Canadian Institute of Health Information: Opioids in Canada (March 2020)
https://www.cihi.ca/en/opioids-in-canada

US Department of Health and Human Services (September 2019)
Non-fatal Opioid Overdose and Associated Outcomes: Final Summary Report
https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/non-fatal-opioid-overdose-and-associated-health-outcomes-final-summary-report

Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, BC Coroners Service (August 2019).
Fentanyl-Detected Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths (2012-2019)

Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, BC Coroners Service (July 2019)
Illicit Drug Deaths with Methamphetamine Involved (2008-2017)

Vancouver Sun, Zak Vascera. (July 3, 2019)
Vancouver police fentanyl seizures more than doubled in 2018
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-police-fentanyl-seizures-more-than-doubled-in-2018

Statistics Canada. Canadian Community Health Survey, 2018. (June 2019)
10 percent of Canadians using pain medication report problematic use of opioid medications
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190625/dq190625b-eng.htm

BC Centre for Disease Control. B.C. Provincial Overdose Cohort. (May 2019)
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/data-reports/overdose-response-reports

BC Centre for Disease Control. (May 2019) B.C. Provincial Overdose Cohort
Update to public health stakeholders about a change to the B.C Provincial Overdose Cohort and Overdose Surveillance case definition

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. Office of the Provincial Health Officer. B.C.`s Public Health Emergency Progress Update on B.C.`s Response to the Opioid Overdose Crisis November 18 – February 19, 2019.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics

Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, BC Coroners Service. (September 2018)
Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths in BC: Findings of Coroner’s Investigations

Harm Reduction Journal: Evaluation of a fentanyl drug checking service for clients of a supervised injection facility, Vancouver, Canada (September 2018)
https://harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12954-018-0252-8

Nearly all drugs sold as heroin in Vancouver contain fentanyl, study finds (Aug 2018)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-nearly-all-street-drugs-in-vancouver-contain-fentanyl-study-finds/

NIH: Evidence synthesis – The opioid crisis in Canada: a national perspective (June 2018)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034966/

BC Centre on Substance Use: Drug checking reveals more than half of all substances on the street not what expected (May 2018)
https://www.bccsu.ca/blog/news-release/drug-checking-reveals-more-than-half-of-all-substances-on-the-street-not-what-expected/

BC Centre for Disease Control. PHSA. (March 2018) Analyzing patterns of health care utilization among people who overdose from illegal drugs in British Columbia.
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/data-reports/overdose-response-reports

Ministry of Justice, Office of the Chief Coroner. (July 2017)
Preventing Pharmaceutical Opioid-Associated Mortality in British Columbia

VPD: The Opioid Crisis, the need for treatment on demand (2017, first responder’s viewpoint)
https://vancouver.ca/police/assets/pdf/reports-policies/opioid-crisis.pdf