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Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Statement from Dr. Theresa Tam (Chief Public Health Officer of Canada) on COVID-19 and Opioid-related overdose deaths and problematic substance

National • French, English • Communication, Public Health, Addictions

While everyone in Canada is working hard in the fight against COVID-19, there is an increasing concern about a range of unintended negative consequences of the pandemic response. Among these is the impact on the ongoing public health crisis of opioid-related overdose deaths and problematic substance use in Canada more broadly.


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