Responding to Canada’s opioid crisis

Canada is facing a national opioid crisis. The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a public health crisis. This is a complex health and social issue that needs a response that is comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based.


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Federal Actions on Opioids – Overview

Learn about the actions being taken in response to the opioid crisis.

Changes to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Measures to reduce the illegal production of fentanyls and amphetamines

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