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Calls for safer opioid supply grow as COVID-19 pandemic compounds overdose crisis

“If safe supply were something that was readily available to people who use drugs, it would drastically increase their ability to stay put and stay in place, wherever they deem their home to be,” said Andrea Sereda, a family physician at the London InterCommunity Health Centre in London, Ont.

More doctors are prescribing opioids to prevent their patients from dying of overdoses

Doctors across Ontario are prescribing potent opioids to patients who may otherwise overdose and die on the street supply — and they are calling on other clinicians to do the same.

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