Premier John Horgan announces province-wide action to help prevent overdoses

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Sept 29 2017 – B.C.’s overdose crisis was declared a public health emergency in 2016. On average, four people a day are dying from overdoses and contaminated drugs. To combat this crisis, the provincial government is taking a cross-government approach, led by the new Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, a dedicated team whose first priority is to save lives.