‘We’re losing people every day’: Dr. Tara Gomes on Ontario’s drug-toxicity crisis

A new study led by Dr. Tara Gomes shows that nearly two-thirds of people who died from substance-related toxicities between 2018 and 2022 had previous encounters with the health-care system for substance-use disorders. Dr. Gomes spoke with TVO about the rise in deaths during the pandemic, the current state of the overdose crisis, and what needs to change to connect people with the right treatments in hospital and in the community.

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