RDNewsNow: Alberta still seeing high number of opioid deaths

Liberal MLA Doctor David Swann is questioning why it’s taking so long for safe drug-injection site proposals to be reviewed.

Swann has repeatedly called on the province to declare a state of emergency over the opioid crisis and he says it’s time action was taken.

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Metro Calgary: Report shows opioid deaths in Alberta still climbing

“The big concern is that we’re not making progress … we need to be focusing more education and information around fentanyl as a lethal, very addictive substance,” said Liberal health critic and MLA for Calgary-Mountainview, Dr. David Swann. “This is a serious, serious crisis in Alberta. We need to do better.”

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