British Columbia: B-C’s auditor general says two key government programs aimed at curbing the death toll from the toxic drug crisis were not ”effectively implemented” by the province’s health and mental health and addictions ministries.
Michael Pickup’s office has released the findings of independent audits into B-C’s overdose prevention and supervised consumption services as well as the first phase of the program offering safer
prescription alternatives.
The audit of the safer supply program found the ministries didn’t make ”significant progress” in tackling the most challenging barriers,” such as rural access to safer supply and health-care
providers’ hesitancy about prescribing the drugs.
The reports make seven recommendations and the ministries say in their responses to the report that they have accepted all of them.
(The Canadian Press)

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