Health officer pushes for ‘smokable fentanyl’ to make drugs safer to use

(THE POST MILLENNIAL) – It’s difficult to smoke tobacco anywhere in British Columbia but Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wants smokable fentanyl to be part of the province’s “prescribed safer supply” of drugs policy.

Henry says the province should be offering more drug choices and she wants to work with drug manufacturers and distributors to make that a reality.

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A new report from her office outlines what she calls an “ethical analysis” of an alleged safer supply of drugs means that intervention to reduce certain or severe harm to drug users is justified even if it means “uncertain harm” coming to the rest of the population.

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