Correspondence obtained via freedom-of-information requests depicts officials with the city, health authorities, and the province working frantically to slow the rapidly rising body count associated with B.C.'s fentanyl crisis.
Patients at Crosstown Clinic receive a prescribed dose of diacetylmorphine, the medical term for heroin. The controversial treatment was not designed to transition people off of drugs, but there is some evidence it is doing just that.
An experimental program that treats entrenched drug-users with prescription heroin was designed to improve people's health. Now, doctors are finding it is also helping some of their patients transition to oral therapies and towards sobriety.