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New measures to address the opioid crisis and emerging drug threats - Backgrounder

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The opioid crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in Canada’s recent history. While urgent efforts to respond to the opioid crisis continue, methamphetamine use has also emerged as a serious public health issue increasingly affecting Canadians, notably in the Prairie provinces. The Government of Canada is investing up to $76.2 million to take immediate and targeted action to scale up key lifesaving measures, mitigate the impacts of the illegal drug supply, and address the increasing use of methamphetamines.

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