Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 26, 2020

In the last statement issued by Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, on August 26, 2020, Dr. Tam addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the illegal drug market and its contribution to the drug-related overdoses and deaths. The Chief Public Health Officer mentions the six National Rapid Guidance documents developed by the Canadian Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) to address the urgent needs of people who use substances, service providers, and decision makers in relation to the COVID‑19 pandemic.

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