Inside a Free Fentanyl and Heroin Clinic
2021 was the deadliest year on record for drug deaths across the US and Canada, thanks to an ongoing overdose epidemic primarily fueled by fentanyl.
In order to combat this crisis, governments are under pressure to act. In this episode of Free Drugs, Manisha Krishnan goes to New York City and Vancouver to talk to people turning to radical new measures to keep people from dying.
While NYC became the first city in the United States to have government-sanctioned supervised consumption sites where users can bring their own drugs to use in a safe environment, a clinic in Vancouver has been prescribing drug users pharmaceutical-grade heroin and fentanyl to keep them from using the street supply.
Watch the video on Youtube.